Freshmen Success is a course which prepares incoming ninth graders with the skills and habits of mind necessary to make a successful academic, social, and emotional transition to high school and post-secondary endeavors. Students will develop strategies to increase their study skills, time management, listening, and questioning techniques, independent thinking, critical reading, effective written and oral communication, and continuous learning. Exploring Careers will also be a component of the Freshmen Success class. Careers is the foundation experience within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Delivery System supporting the successful transition to high school Career and Technical Education Career Preparation programs. The Arizona Department of Education 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. Does not count toward CTE/Fine Art graduation requirement.