Freshman Success is a course which prepares incoming ninth graders with the skills and habits of a mind necessary to make a successful academic, social, and emotional transition to high school and post-secondary endeavors. Students develop strategies to increase their study skills, time management, listening, questioning techniques, independent thinking, critical reading, effective written & oral communication, and continuous learning. Exploring Careers is a component of the Freshmen Success class. Careers is the foundation experience within the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Delivery System supporting the successful transition to high school Career & Technical Education Career Preparation programs. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) approved curriculum framework is aligned with the Arizona Workplace Standards, Arizona Technology Standards, and the National Career Development Guidelines. It introduces students to the States’ Career Clusters as well as providing opportunities for instruction supported by a flexible learning environment, appropriate technology, and support systems. It does not count toward CTE/Fine Art graduation requirements.