Teaching the ACHS how Physics drives the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us.
I have been teaching Chemistry/Physics for sixteen years. I joined the Atlantic City High School team in September of 2006 and absolutely love it! Having worked at Viking Academy + Texas Avenue + ACHS, in each school, the students are wonderful and I look forward to the adventures this year will bring.
If you have any questions and/or comments please reach out to me and I'll respond as quickly as I can.
Why Take Physics in High School?
Taking physics in high school fulfills a portion of the New Jersey Department of Education graduation requirements in the lab science section.
Taking this class is a great way to ensure you 1. have all your course requirements to get into college and 2. are prepared for taking a college placement science exam.
Honors Physics - an introductory course in algebra-based high school physics designed to provide students a basic understanding of physics principles in the areas of mechanics, work and energy, electricity and magnetism, semiconductors, waves, optics, and modern physics.
AP Physics 1 - AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory, college-level physics course. It explores Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion), work, energy, power, mechanical waves and sound, and circuits – in other words, fundamental physics concepts. AP Physics 1 was designed to be a first-year physics course which you can take without prior physics experience. The AP program recommends that students have at least taken geometry and are concurrently taking Algebra II while taking this course. If you’re not that far along in math yet, consider taking a different science class until you’re caught up, as math is very important in physics.
AP Physics C Mechanics - AP Physics C Mechanics covers kinematics, Newton’s laws, work, energy, power, linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillations and gravitation. As you can see, these are many of the same concepts explored in AP Physics 1. However, this course goes into more depth than Physics 1 and uses calculus, making it much more challenging. AP recommends Physics C (along with AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC) for students aiming for engineering or physical science majors in college.