Incoming freshmen at Cristo Rey St. Viator in North Las Vegas just wrapped up a two-week, workforce development program, called ACES. But the orientation program represented a something of a milestone for the school. With these new freshmen taking their seats, it realizes the Viatorians’ goal of having all four classes (freshmen — seniors) enrolled in the first four years of the school.

Associate Deborah Perez presents a tie to one of the freshman.

“Our school finally has an entire four-year student body,” officials said on the school’s Facebook page. “We are excited for our journey to continue and for our school to develop beyond what we can even dream of!”

The ACES program wrapped up in what has now become a school tradition, with the closing tie ceremony and Mass. Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, President of the school, celebrated Mass and Associate Deborah Perez handed students their navy and gold striped ties, which they will wear to their corporate work study placements.

During ACES, students receive business training and an introduction of CRSV academics to prepare them for the rigorous college prep classes. Ultimately, it allows students to get a head start on a successful school year.

Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV

Led by Mrs. Perez, Director of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program, the training covers everything from how to introduce themselves and write an email, to the basics of Microsoft Excel and other common business programs.

Students now can enjoy a few weeks of summer before they report back Aug. 2 for the official start of the school year, with freshmen orientation.