Master Teacher: Elizabeth Shimada
Time: 1–1.5 hr. weekly live class
Duration: Yearlong (32 weeks)
Credits: 1.0 high school credits
Grade Level: Recommended for grades 11-12
Start date: Class begins August 22, 2022
Tuition: $569 for HSLDA Members / $649 for non-members.

Description: Physics prompts students to explore general concepts such as force, energy, momentum, waves, rotation, sound, and magnetic fields. Students deepen and apply their physics knowledge through discussions, experiments, labs, and practice exercises while considering how physics informs and affects faith in God and observation of His creation. The study of physics is cumulative, building upon other subjects and itself. Students who enjoy both math and science will find physics especially fascinating.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 22, 2022 - May 5, 2023

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Closed Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 10:15–11:00 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Elizabeth Shimada

Section 2: Closed Mondays, 2:30–4:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sarah Mereness

Section 3: Closed Tuesdays, 12:30–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Mr. Joshua Hulin

Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email

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  • Students Will Learn

    • How to calculate common unit conversions
    • How to create formal lab reports which include graphs of data 
    • How to perform trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, and tangent functions
    • How to observe relationships between fundamental qualities of the universe
    • How to explore and explain the universe using precise & measurable means
    • How to express scientific observations clearly through words, charts, graphs, etc.
  • How much homework is in Physics?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 7–10 hours per week. During a typical week , students will complete the following:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Three 10–20 minute pre-recorded lectures
    • Two to four practice worksheets
    • A weekly quiz, lab, or test

    Students complete 7 tests, 11 laboratory experiments, and various homework assignments.

  • What books will I use in Physics?

    The official booklist for Physics is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through the bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Prerequisites

    Students should complete Algebra 1 and Chemistry before taking Physics. We also recommend students complete or concurrently enroll in Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Physics?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Physics class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts.

  • What is the tuition for Physics?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $80 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!