Guide Map of Physics Classes

Algebra 1 ⇒ Conceptual physics class

Algebra 2/trig ⇒ Honors Physics or AP physics 1 and/or AP physics 2 classes ⇒ AP physics 1 and/or AP physics 2 tests

Honors Physics or AP physics 1 and AP physics 2 classes⇒ SAT 2 physics test and Physcis Bowl Division I test

AP Calculus ⇒ AP Physics Mechanics and/or AP Physics E&M classes⇒AP tests and Physcis Bowl Division II test

AP physics 1 class ⇒ AP Physics Mechanics class ⇒ USAPhO F=ma test

AP physics 1  class ⇒USAPhO F=ma test

AP physics 1 and/or AP Physics MechanicsUSAPhO F=ma training class ⇒ USAPhO F=ma training camp ⇒ USAPhO F=ma test

AP physics 1 and/or AP Physics MechanicsUSAPhO F=ma training classUSAPhO F=ma test

AP physics 1 and/or AP Physics MechanicsUSAPhO F=ma training camp ⇒ USAPhO F=ma test

USAPhO F=ma training class and/or USAPhO F=ma training camp +AP physics 2 /AP Physics E&M ⇒ USAPhO Semifinal Test Preparation Class ⇒ USAPhO Semifinal Problem Solving Skills Training Class ⇒ USAPhO semifinal test

 

Summary of High School and SpringLight Physics Courses

Class Grade Recommended/Prerequisites Prepares students for Difficulty
SpringLight AP physics 1
Summer or Fall
7 to 12 Alg 2/Trig HS Honors physics / AP physics 1/SAT II physics/AP physics C mechenics/ F=ma 5-6
SpringLight AP physics 2
Summer or Fall
7 to 12 Alg 2/Trig
AP physics 1 or mechanics recommended
HS Honors physics / AP physics 2/SAT II physics/AP physics C E&M 5-6
SpringLight AP physics C Mechanics
Summer or Fall
9 to 12 AP Physics 1
Calculus
AP physics C Mechanics/ F=ma 5-7
SpringLight AP physics C E&M
Summer or Fall
9 to 12 AP Physics 1
Calculus
AP physics C E&M/ USAPhO semifinal 5-7
SpringLight AP physics 1 test prep
Spring
9 to 12 AP Physics 1 AP physics 1 exam in May 5-6
SpringLight AP physics 2 test prep
Spring
9 to 12 AP Physics 2 AP physics 2 exam in May 5-6
SpringLight AP physics C Mechanics prep
Spring
9 to 12 AP physics C mechanics AP physics C Mechanics exam in May 5-7
SpringLight AP physics C E&M prep
Spring
9 to 12 AP Physics C E & M AP physics C E&M exam in May 5-7
USAPhO F=ma
Summer or Fall Class
8 to 12 AP Physics 1
AP Physics C Mechanics
F=ma exam in January 7-9
USAPhO F=ma Boot Camp
Dec.
8 to 12 AP Physics 1
AP Physics C Mechanics
F=ma class
F=ma exam in January 7-9
USAPhO Semifinal Boot Camp
Dec
9 to 12 AP Physics 1 & 2
AP Physics C Mechanics & E-M
F=ma class
USAPhO Semifinal exam in April 9-10
USAPhO Semifinal
Spring
9 to 12 AP Physics 1 & 2
AP Physics C Mechanics & E-M
F=ma class
USAPhO Semifinal exam in April 9-10
SAT II Physics
Summer, Fall, Spring
9 to 12 H physics or
AP Physics 1 + AP physics 2
SAT II Physics test 5-6
SpringLight
Conceptual Physics
6 to 9 Alg 1 Build interest & foundation for HS physics 1-4
HS AP physics C* 11 to 12 Pre-Cal & Concurrently AP Calculus AB/BC
AP physics 1
Some HS doesn't include E&M 4-8
HS AP physics 1* 9 to 12 Geometry min
Alg 2 better
To replace Honors Physics 2-6
HS AP physics 2* 10 to 12 Geometry min
Alg 2 better
Most of HS doesn't offer 2-6
HS Honors physics * 9 to 12 Geometry min
Alg 2 better
Most of HS can't cover all of the concept. 2-6
HS (conceptual) Physics 9 to 12 Alg I / Geometry Fulfill HS lab science requirement 1-4