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The University Academy Restart Committee and Board of Trustees have agreed to postpone the start of the school year until Thursday September 10, 2020 to provide time for planning, purchasing necessary resources, and prepare the school for a safe reopening.  School reopening plans will become available on Thursday August 13, 2020 and thank you for providing your valuable school restart survey feedback. Please contact Mr. Sawyer at for breakfast and lunch program questions....


September 2020

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Algebraic Physics course for the 2020–2021 school year. I am looking forward to working with you all. Physics consists of the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them. It is concerned with the physical properties of nature, as opposed to the study of the characteristics of living things, which is covered in Life Sciences. This course is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of these scientific topics, and to prepare students with the computational and verbal problem-solving skills that are necessary to succeed in high school science and beyond.

I will strive to challenge you to achieve your potential, to pass on my passion for the subject matter, and to get to know student’s interests outside of the classroom. I believe that it is important to maintain open lines of communication with parents/guardians in order to ensure the success of all students in the classroom.

Algebraic Physics is a full year course that meets regularly. The structure of the class is a mixture of lecture, discussion, demonstration, small group activities, and online virtual laboratory investigations. My goal is for students to gain an understanding of the physical world through a variety of learning activities. Participation in class activities and completion of homework assignments is expected. Regardless of whether or not a formal homework assignment is given, it is highly recommended that students review their notes and physics textbook every night.


I will be in touch with parents/guardians by telephone, progress reports, report cards, and meetings during parent-teacher nights. Should you need to reach me please do not hesitate to call the school and leave a message for me at (201) 200-3200, or at


I look forward to a wonderfully productive year.


Mr. Dorman

Algebraic Physics



Algebra Based Physics Online Classes

In light of this years remote learning start and hybrid continuation we can expect more contact through emails, Google Classroom, and our school’s webpage on Edlio.

I will use Google Classroom to post daily lessons and assignments as well as Pearson for textbook access and different activities.

Weekly work includes:

  1. Do-Now as a preparation work for the lesson.
  2. A powerpoint presentation for a new lesson to read (also every student has a Pearson account where lessons and chapters will be assigned for reading).
  3. An assignment related to the new lesson, can be an online interactivity on Pearson or a written assignment on Google Classroom.
  4. A closing assessment (quiz) or a homework assignment on Pearson or Google Classroom.


Daily work must be submitted where it's assigned to be done (either on Pearson or Google Classroom) by 8:00 pm in order to be graded. The submission of the assignment will be used to mark student's attendance. Submitting the work on time means the student is present for the day, a late assignment means the student is late for the day, and no submission means the student is absent. In addition, missing assignments will unfortunately reduce the overall average for the semester.


I will be available for any help or clarification during every school day between 8:00 am and 2:50 pm. You can send me a message to the following email:


Thank You and Stay Safe,


Mr. Dorman

UACHS Physics Teacher




Info & Changes to 2 Links Below

1) In the Syllabus Physics '20 - '21 link, don't click on the Edlio school website link for our classes page; instead copy and paste it in your internet browsers address bar, that will work.
2) For Zoom, it turns out, and sorry I didn't previously know, that you can't create a Zoom account, rather just download the app. Don't try to create an account, there is an age restriction for minors. What will happen is when I post a link, say on Monday, then you will follow the link to your already downloaded on your device Zoom app to gain entrance to our classes online meetings.
Thank you for your attention to these changes.
Mr. Dorman
Science Department
University Academy Charter HS
275 West Side Ave., 07305
(201) 200-3200

How to get your online textbook for study & assignments.

This video you'll watch will instruct you as to how to register for and receive access to your Pearson Physics textbook for our class. In the video ignore that it says for AP & elective science classes. Just follow the steps/instructions & you'll be fine. You will need 3 things: Your school email address. The course I.D. - you get from me (will post I.D. in Google Classroom for your period). An access code - you get from me (not paypal or credit card) (will post code in Google Classroom for your period). When creating your Pearson account, the username you create needs to be your first name and last initial (ex. JohnS.). If it says that is taken add a number sequentially from 1 until it is accepted (ex. JohnS.123...).