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Purchase Your 2019-20 Chargers Family Season Pass!

You can now purchase your Chargers '19-20 season pass. This family pass gets you and all immediate family members into ticketed events on the Arete campus, including Football, Volleyball, and Basketball games. The family season ticket is $75.
Regular admission to these events is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
Forget carrying cash, and save money in the end! Use the following link to purchase:

Homecoming Week Pep Rally and Events! 

Welcome to Homecoming Week 2019 at Arete Prep! The events will get started with a Pep Rally, on Wednesday 9/11 during advisories. Friday 9/13 is a busy night, with JV (4:30) and Varsity (5:30) Volleyball matches, and Varsity Football at 7:00. All three Charger teams will go up against Superior HS. Let's pack the gym, the field, and show Superior what we are all about. Be loud, be proud, and be positive! The finale is of course the Homecoming Dance on Saturday Night, "A Night at the Beach!" Pre-sale tickets are still available and tickets can also be purchased at the door. The dance begins at 7:00pm.
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 Mariah Morrison as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout '19-20. 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:

Become a Charger Corporate Sponsor! 

The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2019-20 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.

Thank you for your support and Go Chargers! 
 Phoenix Rising FC Community Night 

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Phoenix Rising game Saturday night! We ended up with 63 students, parents, teachers, and coaches at the game. A late goal gave Rising a 1-0 win and their 18th consecutive victory! 
CarLife Charger of the Week (9/2-9/7):
Noah McClelland- Varsity Football 

Noah persevered through injury and cramping throughout the game Friday night, to catch 5 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers 40-24 win over Baboquivari. He also racked up 9 tackles in leading a strong defensive team effort. Noah leads by example and his effort and competitive attitude help set the tone for the 2019 Chargers, who are off to a 2-1 start. 
Congratulations Noah, our first COTW for 2019! 


Tuesday, September 10th
11:45pm- MS Charger Club Meeting (Room 101)
12:45pm- HS Charger Club Meeting (Room 101) 
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero 

Wednesday, September 11th
10:00am- Pep Rally

Thursday, September 12th
4:00pm- Varsity Swim @ Multi. @ McClintock Pool 
4:30pm- Girls MS "B"Volleyball HOME vs. Veritas (doubleheader)
5:00pm- Girls JV Volleyball @ Trivium 
6:00pm- Girls MS Ä"Volleyball HOME vs. Veritas (doubleheader) 
6:00pm- Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Trivium Prep 

Friday, September 13th ***HOMECOMING GAMES
4:30pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Superior 
5:30pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Superior 
7:00pm- Varsity Football HOME vs. Superior 

Saturday, September 14th
7:00am- Varsity XC @ Fountain Hills Invite
7:00am- MS XC Meet #1 @ Freestone Park (Arete hosts) 
9:00am- MS C1 and C2 Volleyball Jamboree #1 @ Lincoln Prep 
12:00pm- MS Ä Flag Football vs. Cicero @ Lincoln 
1:00pm- MS B Flag Football vs. Cicero @ Lincoln 

Last Weeks Results: 

Tuesday, September 3rd
4:00pm- Varsity Swim Multi Meet @ PCDS 
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ Duncan (W) 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ Duncan (W 3-2)

Wednesday, September 4th
3:30pm- MS B Volleyball @ SPA (L 2-0)
5:00pm- Girls MS A Volleyball @ SPA (L 2-0) 

Friday, September 6th
4:30pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Babo (L 2-1)
5:30pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Babo (W 3-0)
7:00pm- Varsity Football HOME vs. Babo (W 40-24)

Saturday, September 7th
TBD- Varsity XC @ Peaks Invite (Buffalo Park, Flagstaff)
8:00am- MS Flag Football Ä @ Lincoln Prep (W 12-0)
9:00am- MS Flag Football B @ Lincoln Prep (L 14-0) 

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. 

There are still updates coming as MS schedules are developed, so please stay tuned. 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. 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. 

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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 $250. All high school sports are $290. 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.
Fall 2019 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Football: Coach Cord Smith,
JV  Volleyball:  Coach Bre Ward,
Varsity Volleyball: Coach Catrina Warren,
Varsity Swimming:  Coach Andrea Cook,
Varsity X-Country:  Coach Jon Spano,
Advanced Archery:  Coach George Portillo,
MS Flag Football:  Coach Jason Bellomy,
MS Cross Country:  Darry Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball:  Coach Nicholas Kaprielian,
MS C1 Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,
MS C2 Volleyball:  Coach Clara Carnahan,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell