Arete means aspiring to excellence in every area, be it athletics, academics, or the arts.
Welcome Back Chargers and Families! 

Whether distance learning or on campus, we welcome back all of our families as we begin our '20-21 athletics season at Arete Prep. Our Fall 2020 athletics are underway. Registration has closed, but if you would like to get involved in our athletics programs this fall, please contact Coach Conklin 

      What I enjoy most about working at Arete, relates to the core purpose of our athletics program. I love that we are surrounded by character driven people in our community. Which leads me to our next pillar, community. We are small in numbers but powerful in commitment, trust, and purpose. Last is that we provide a competitive environment where our students, athletes, and community members are challenged to learn and grow. I look forward to watching our middle school teams once again compete in the Great Hearts Middle School League, and our HS teams progress to the 2A level of AIA competition. We enjoyed our time and built success in 1A, but are ready for the challenge ahead! We have and require many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. If you would like to get involved, please don't hesitate to reach out. This Charger Stampede newsletter will come out every Monday. Please check in to see what's happening with Charger Athletics. 

Gooooooooo Chargers! 

-Coach Conklin
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! 
Fall '20 Senior Banner Photo Shoot- 9/16 

We are once again offering senior athletes the opportunity to purchase a senior banner, to be displayed in the gym or at the field. The photo shoot details:

Wednesday 9/16
@ Greenfield Jr. High Pool 
(35 S. Greenfield rd. Gilbert) 
7:30pm arrival 

Please bring $40 cash or check the night of. 
CarLife Charger of the Week:

As competition begins in late September, we will once again be announcing our "Charger of the Week." Thank you to our community partner and neighbor CarLife, and Jeff Breid, for sponsoring our programs and supporting our scholar athletes. This award is performance based, with a strong emphasis on leadership and service!


September 17th- Varsity Volleyball HOME Scrimmage vs. Heritage Laveen 6:00pm (No spectators allowed at this time, thank you) 

Last Weeks Results: 

No competitions last week 

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. Always keep in touch with your coach for the latest schedules. 
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. 

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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 2020 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:  Darryn Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball: Coach Hayley Ferguson,
MS C Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,

Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell