"Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the 'me' for the 'we'."
Tax Credit Tuesdays are Back!

Our Arete Prep athletics program is made possible through your Arizona State Tax Credit contributions. This dollar for dollar credit allows our student athletes to develop character, build community, and strive for excellence through athletics. 

Continuing this Tuesday, 2/9, all tax credit contributions will enter your family into weekly Tax Credit Tuesday drawings for prizes, including gift cards and Charger swag! As family and friends to donate theirs in your name for more changes to win.

Make your contribution today and directly impact our student athletes...

Thank you for making Arete Prep Athletics possible for our community!

Congratulations to our first Tax Credit Tuesday Winner...Rebekah Ponce! 

Spring Sports at Arete Prep- Registration is Live!

The Arete Prep 2021 spring sports season is just around the corner. Both high school and middle school tryouts/practices begin  in early March.  Please be proactive in registering for spring athletics. Now, more then ever, we need to guage what sports we will be able to offer, what staffing is needed, as well as secure use of facilities. registration will close on 2/26. Use the following link to find information on the registration and enrollment process:

All athletes NEED to have met all requirements, including having a current physical on file in the athletic office before they can tryout/participate. Please be proactive and get this done ASAP!

Arete will continue to follow all AIA and GHMSL Covid sport modifications as well as CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment for our athletes, coaches, and spectators. Spring sport modifications will be provided once they are available, as well as spectator policies. 

Official start dates, calendars, and sport specific information will be available in the near future.  Sport specific questions can be directed to our coaching staff, using the following directory:

General athletics and registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

Payment for athletics can be made via cash, check, or using the Configio online payment portal:

Sports offered for spring '21 include:
***Offering of sports depends on participation numbers***

Middle School:
Girls Basketball (Grades 5-8)
Boys Basketball (Grades 5-8)
Swimming (coed) (Grades 5-8)
Track and Field (coed) (Grades 5-8)
Beginning Archery (Starts March 16th) (Grades 4-12)

High School:
Beach Volleyball (girls)
Track and Field (coed)
Golf (coed)
Beginning Archery (grades 4-12)

We are looking forward to another great season of Charger Athletics. Please be proactive and register soon.
Goooooooooo Chargers!
HS Games - Livestreaming Update

We are streaming most all of our varsity action this winter on the Great Hearts Academies YouTube Channel:

Links will also be provided via social media (@areteprepchargers) and our athletics website (

A few of our opponents are using the NFHS Network to stream their home games. There is a $10.99 monthly subscription for NFHS. 

Winter Sports-  Updated Fan Policies 

The Great Hearts Middle School League will allow 2 family members per athlete to attend our MS Soccer games. Please help us adhere to this policy, wear masks, and distance from others at games so that we can continue to at least have two family members present. 

The AIA (HS Events) will now allow 2 PARENTS/GUARDIANS of each HOME and AWAY athlete to attend games. We thank you for your continued patience and support as we work through policy that gives our kids a season! 

We are hoping to stream most or all of our HS events, and hopefully many other schools will as well. Those links will be provided via our athletics website ( and social media (@areteprepchargers) as they are given to us. 

These policy is fluid, and can change based on county and local metrics. Please stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your patience.

Questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

 Sideline Store Remains Open 24/7/365!

Our BSN Sideline Store remains open, and offers a wide variety of gear including t-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, hats, and much more! There are many options for customization as well. 

*Only black 1/4 zips are school/uniform approved*

Advertise With Arete Prep Athletics! 

The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2020-21 Athletic Advertising Opportunities to you! This unique opportunity includes high visibility to your company through both our junior high and high school athletics and fine arts events, creating outstanding exposure for our sponsors. In addition to our regularly scheduled events, schools and clubs from all over the valley and state visit our location for athletic and nonathletic events. Click the following link to learn more about our sponsorship program and to view the application.

We are also revamping our field scoreboard banner and have a few spaces available for local business advertising. Please reach out to Coach Conklin or our Academy Giving Manager Jessica Vaughan for more information. 

Thank you for your support and Go Chargers! 

CarLife Charger of the Week:
Emma Annest - 9th-Advanced Archery 

   Emma is a member our advanced archery team. She shot her personal best with a 282 on Saturday, as Arete hosted a virtual shoot, and should be in the top two for this state qualifier. She continues to improve every year and is now one of the top shooters in the state. She always helps the team in any way she can and is a true Charger!

Congratulations Emma! 


Tuesday, February 9th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Gilbert Classical (early release 3pm)
4:00pm- Girls MS B  Soccer HOME vs. Maryvale 
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball @ Gilbert Classical 
5:30pm- Boys MS B Soccer HOME vs. Maryvale 
6:00pm- Varsity Soccer @ Lincoln Prep 
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball @ Gilbert Classical 

Wednesday, February 10th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Desert Christian 
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Desert Christian 
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Desert Christian 

Friday, February 12th
3:45pm- Girls MS A Soccer @ Lincoln Prep (Early Release 2:40pm) 
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Rancho Solano 
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Rancho Solano
6:00pm- Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Anthem Prep 
7:00pm- Varsity Boys Basketball HOME vs. Rancho Solano 

Saturday, February 13th 
9:00am- Girls MS B Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep 
10:30am- Boys MS B Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
Noon- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 

Last Weeks Results: 

Monday, February 1st
4:45pm- MS Boys B Soccer @ Maryvale (W 3-2)
6:00pm- Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep (L 7-3)
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Sequoia Charter (L 60-45)

Wednesday, February 3rd
3:30pm- MS Girls A Soccer @ Cicero @ Eldorado Park (W 1-0)
4:00pm- MS Girls B Soccer HOME vs. SPA (L 6-0)
5:30pm- MS Boys B Soccer HOME vs. SPA (L 3-0)
7:00pm- MS Boys A Soccer HOME vs. SPA (W 2-1)

Thursday, February 4th
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Anthem Prep (L)
6:00pm- Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Arizona College Prep (W 3-1)
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Anthem Prep (W 53-50)

Friday, February 5th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Chandler Prep (L)
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Chandler Prep (W 38-20)
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Chandler Prep (W 40-25)

Saturday, February 6th
9:00am- Advanced Archery HOSTS Fun Shoot (Virtual)
*Stay tuned for results*

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

 Please keep in touch with your Coach and team app/communication as well. Changes continue to happen based on covid related concerns and cancellations. 

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page.( under the "MORE" tab. 
Visit East Valley Sports to Order Your Varsity Jacket!
You may now visit East Valley Sports (6306 East Main Street, Mesa, 85205) to inquire about ordering an Arete Prep Varsity Jacket. We have redesigned the Varsity Letter that was distributed at Fall Sports Awards. Please keep in mind that jackets take 7-8 weeks for production. We are very excited to see school pride represented in Varsity Jackets around campus! Jackets are dress code approved but may only be worn by the owner. 

***East Valley Sports is in the process of going out of business***
We are searching for a new Varsity Jacket partner, but feel free to contact them in the meantime. 

Follow the Arete Prep Chargers on Social Media!
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As always, visit our athletics website:
for information, updates, schedules, rosters, scores, and more! Content will continue to be added throughout the year! 


1. Complete the Athletic Online Enrollment. (Must be completed by a parent/guardian.) 

2. Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months and must be resubmitted annually. 

3. Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $260. All high school sports are $300. Select Online Payment to pay by debit/credit card online, or you may submit cash, check, or money to the front office. 

4. (HS ONLY) If not previously completed, every high school athlete must complete the Brainbook Concussion Course. The AIA will notify Arete electronically once the student has successfully completed the course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only once during their high school career. 

All items must be completed and turned in before your student may participate in their sport.
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell