The focus of this course provides instruction in the skills needed for success in high school and beyond. This course emphasizes fundamental literacy within all academic disciplines with a focus on those subjects and skills most appropriate to freshman year. Students will learn strategies to support reading, writing, and listening and speaking skills in science, English, social studies and mathematics. Depending on their benchmark and/or ongoing assessment results, this course may be required of some entering freshmen. This course counts for one elective credit, but is not an English graduation credit.