High school Curriculum



The course emphasizes understanding of broad concepts rather than memorization of science facts. Key Ideas covered include: Mechanics, Energy , Electricity and Magnetism, Waves, Circuits, Optics, and Modern Physics. The course will conclude with the Physics High school exam. Students must successfully complete 1,200 minutes of NY State mandated hands on laboratory exercises in order to be be eligible to sit for the exam. A satisfactory laboratory writeup is the criteria for successful completion of the lab exercise. (LAB REQUIRED) Each student is assigned to a Stutorialz Tutor to help them during their course. Review the course content in the next tab List of Topics.

This course is a blend of interactive online tutoring sessions with a Stutorialz-selected physics tutor and online self study. Each week, students will have two live sessions where the tutor will provide physics help including lectures and helpful resources. At the same time, students will be responsible for applying that physics help to assignments and practice tests at the end of each chapter. To review the student's progress, parents can access graded assessments, which include a chapter quiz, midterm exams, and a cumulative final.

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  1. Apply basic mathematical principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers with exponentials and/ or scientific notation.
  2. Apply basic mathematical principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers associated with ratios, proportions and significant figures.
  3. Convert from fractions to decimals to percentages and reversals of steps.
  4. Convert from one unit to other units using S.I. units and dimensional analysis (metrix prefixes)
  5. Solve and manipulate algebraic equations with one unknown variable.
  6. Apply order of operations so as to solve various equations.
  7. Have a foundational understanding of geometry and trigonometry, for using right triangles and manipulating equations including sin, cos, and tan.
  8. Maintain a reading pace of about a chapter or more per week.
  9. Reach a level of proficiency in the comprehension of an English language text.
  10. Apply logical reasoning to solve problems and derive solutions from a problem, in general.
  11. Familiarize themselves with tools that physicists use such as the scientific method as well as others.
  12. Figure out and be proficient in computer spreadsheet programs, so as to handle and manipulate data. This is for the use of the formula writing skills as well as creating graphs and charts using data in the spreadsheet.
  • Chapter 1 – Mathematics of Physics: The Basics
  • Chapter 2 – Mechanics – The Study of Motion
  • Chapter 3 – Newton’s Laws/ Forces
  • Chapter 4 – Motion in a Plane
  • Chapter 5 – Work/ Energy/ Power
  • Chapter 6 – Electrostatics
  • Chapter 7 – Circuits
  • Chapter 8 – Magnetism
  • Chapter 9 – Mechanical Waves
  • Chapter 10 – Light
  • Chapter 11 – Geometric Optics
  • Chapter 12 – Modern Physics