AP Physics 1 is designed to be equivalent to the first semester of an introductory college-level algebra-based physics course. As AP Physics 1 is taught over a full school year, there is time for thorough, in-depth, student centered inquiry activities that give me and my students flexibility and control over how they learn the course curriculum. I have implemented a modified flipped-classroom approach because I believe the most important thing we can do is empower our students to take ownership of their own learning.