I'm hoping by the end of typing this I will have figured out what my questions are :).    I used Apologia Physics with my first and second sons.  With my 2nd son I tried to supplement with Giancoli.  That worked for awhile but we dropped down to just Apologia.  (BTW I think Apologia was plenty; my 1st is almost fnished with his EE degree and did great in all of his college physics classes.  He said that it helped that he had seen some of the topics before, but wouldn't have been necessary to e