Thank you for your AZ State Tax Credit contributions. They directly impact our athletic programs and clubs! 
Advanced Archery Teams Qualify for Nationals! 

All three Arete Prep Archery teams qualified for NASP Western Nationals after a successful state shoot at Ben Avery Range on Saturday! Plans will begin for all three teams to travel to Sandy, Utah on April 24th-25th to try to earn world qualification. The Chargers came home with 12 out of the 24 awards up for grabs, out of 540 Archerys- what a haul!

The high school team placed third overall at states. The middle school team earned 2nd in both bullseye and 3D, and elementary took 1st in both competitions.  Individual trophies went to:

Shawn Widner (MS)- 2nd in 3D
Megan Alann (ELE)- 1st in both 3D and Bullseye
Kendall Antell (ELE)- 2nd in 3D and 3rd in Bullseye
Jocelyn Mason (ELE) - 3rd in 3D and 2nd in Bullseye

Coach Kelley also brought home the Volunteer of the Year Award! Thank you to Coach Kelley and all of our volunteers and Archery community for making this season a success. The best part is, we aren't done yet! Thank you Archers for representing Arete with such class and distinction!

Tour Italy With Great Hearts Athletics! 

  Great Hearts and Arete Prep are pleased to announce a unique travel, sports, and cultural experience for our student athletes and families. In June of 2021, Great Hearts will partner with EF Tours and Global Youth Tours to provide a 12 day tour of Italy, including 3 days of sports immersion in the sport of your choice (Volleyball, Soccer, or Basketball) at a club in Bologna!

If you missed our initial meeting, no problem! Please contact Coach Conklin for more information. 

CarLife Charger of the Week (2/24-3/1):
Isabelle Geyer- Advanced Archery 

Isabelle helped lead our Chargers to National Qualification at the NASP State competition. She has shown so much improvement this year and as a senior, is a true leader and captain of the team. She placed top ten in both bullseye and 3D at States to also individually qualify for Nationals. Great job Isabelle! 

9/3-9/8 Noah McClelland- Varsity Football 
9/9-9/14 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
9/15-9/21 Jamie Farrington- Varsity Swimming
9/23-9/28- Wes Lanniuer- Varsity XC
9/30-10/12- Adam Whitehead- Varsity XC
10/13-10/20 Jack Spano- Varsity Football 
10/21-10/27 Max Bruns- MS XC
10/28-11/3 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
11/4-11/9 Amanda Zajdzinksi- Varsity Swimming 
11/11-11/17 Matthew Evans- Advanced Archery 
11/25-12/1 Caleb Richards- Varsity Soccer
12/3-12/7 Deven Lipp- Advanced Archery 
12/8-12/14 Brandon Fish-Varsity Basketball
Winter Break: Davis Weir- Varsity Soccer
1/13-1/18 Alissa Kassebaum- Varsity Basketball 
1/20-1/25- Jennie Knotts- MS Soccer
1/27-2/1- Mariah Dominguez- Varsity Basketball 
2/1-2/6 Seth Beeman- JV/Varsity Basketball 
2/17-2/22- Brandon Fish- Varsity Basketball 
2/23-2/27- Matthew McClelland- Varsity Basketball 


Monday, March 2nd 
3:30pm- Spring senior banner photo shoot 

Tuesday, March 3rd
4:00pm- Beach Volleyball @ Seton Catholic @ McQueen Park
(Early Release 2:45pm)

Wednesday, March 4th
3:30pm- Varsity Golf HOME vs. ACP/NWC/VPA @ Supt. Springs
(Early Release 2:15pm)
4:00pm- Girls MS C Basketball HOME vs. CPA
5:00pm- Girls MS B Basketball HOME vs. CPA
6:00pm- Girls MS A Basketball HOME vs. CPA
6:00pm- Boys MS B Basketball @ CPA
7:00pm- Boys MS A Basketball @ CPA

Thursday, March 5th
4:00pm- Boys MS C Basketball @ Lincoln Prep (Early Release 2:45pm) 

Friday, March 6th 
5:30pm- MS Track and Field GHMSL Meet #2 @ Valley Christian 

Saturday, March 7th
9:30am- Varsity Track @ Small School Invite @ Chandler HS 

Last Weeks Results: 

Monday, February 24th
6:00pm- Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Valley Lutheran @ East Lake Park Randy Johnson Field 

Wednesday, February 26th
6:30pm- Varsity Beach Volleyball vs. Amphitheater @ Freestone Park (L 4-1)

Thursday, February 27th
5:30pm- MS Track GHMSL Meet #1 @ Ben Franklin 

Friday, February 28th
Noon- HS Track and Field at Horizon Invite 

Saturday, February 29th 
All Day- Advanced Archery State Tournament @ Ben Avery 

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars are being developed and will continue to change over the season.  Always stay in contact with your coach for up-to-date team information. Please occasionally check in with the athletics website calendars for the most updated schedules. 

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page ( under the "MORE" tab. 
Arete Prep: Protected by ATI

Arete Prep Athletics are proud to partner with ATI Physical Therapy. ATI will be providing athletic training services for Arete Prep athletes, staff, and families through 2020 and beyond.

We welcome Sandra Hernandez as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout 2020. She can be contacted at: 

ATI has many clinics across the valley, with a few very close to our campus

To find locations,learn more about ATI, or book an appointment, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
Modern Law

Modern Law is a proud sponsor of the Arete Prep Chargers and conveniently located in Dana Park. They were voted the best family law firm in the valley in 2019, and are happy to serve all of your family law needs.  

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
MTS Painting and Property Service INC. 

Thank you to MTS Painting and Property Service Inc, as they become our first 2019-20 Proud Charger Sponsor! Please consider MTS for your future projects and services. They are based in Mesa and provide free estimates.
You can visit their website at:

Thanks to the Fornoff family and everyone at MTS for their support of Charger Athletics!

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

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. IF YOU ARE ORDERING A JACKET, please contact Coach Conklin to receive the new letter. 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. 

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.
Spring 2020 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Boys Baseball: Coach Rick Alvarez,
                                                 Coach Joe Trujillo, 
Varsity Coed Track and Field: Coach Mike Caviness,
Varsity Beach Volleyball: Coach Colton Loving,  cloving
Varsity Golf: Coach Ben Weir,
MS "A" Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,
MS "B" Girls Basketball: Coach Michael Naaktgeboren,
MS "A" Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,
MS "B" Boys Basketball: Coach Nathan Macanally, 
MS Swimming: TBD
MS Track and Field: Coach Clara Carnahan, 

Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell