Thank you for your tax credit contributions to Arete Prep Athletics! 
Register for Winter '20-21 Athletics at Arete Prep! 

Click the following link to learn more about our '20-21 winter season, including registration and payment info. 

Order Charger Gear at our Sideline Store- 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*

XC Prepares for Postseason 

The Charger MS and HS XC teams are preparing for the postseason and hoping to peak at just the right time!
High school will try to qualify for states as a team and as individuals on Wednesday 11/4 at Crossroads Park in Gilbert. Runners will early release at Noon and the races begin at 2pm for the girls and 2:30pm for the boys. The GHMSL Championships for our MS Chargers will take place on 11/11, also at Crossroads Park. Times for the Chargers start are TBD. Good luck XC!
Varsity Football Falls Just Short vs. San Tan Charter

Arete Prep fell just short against last year's CAA State Champions from San Tan on Friday night, 36-34. A Roadrunner TD catch on 4th and goal with 1:16 left was the difference in a back and forth game. Joe Connelly had a breakout performance, catching 6 passes for 106 yards, and a 2 point conversion. He also had 4 tackles on defense. Freshman WR Sheppard Small also shined, catching two TD passes from Matthew McClelland. The Chargers have a long road trip Friday night, as they travel to St. Johns for a region matchup at 7pm. 

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:

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!

Rebekah Ponce - 6th grade- MS XC

As the lone girl on Arete MS XC, Rebekah has represented this year, and ran another great race last week! She has consistently finished in top 3, including a third place finish, clocking in at 13:11 on Saturday at CCV. Rebekah has a consistently positive attitude and gives her all in training and in races. Congratulations Rebekah and good luck at Championships! 


Tuesday, November 3rd
4:30pm- C Volleyball HOME vs. SPA
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ CPA 
6:00pm- C Volleyball HOME vs VPA
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ CPA 

Wednesday, November 4th
2:00pm-  Girls HS XC Sectional Meet @ Crossroads Park (Boys at 2:30) (early release Noon) 

Thursday, November 5th 
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ LEA 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ LEA 

Friday, November 6th 
7:00pm- Varsity Football @ St. Johns (early release11:30am) 

Saturday, November 7th
8:00am- MS A Flag Football @ Maryvale 8am
10:00am- MS B Flag Football @ CPA @ Maryvale 10am 

Last Weeks Results: 

Tuesday, October 27th
6:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. SanTan Charter (W 2-0)
7:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. SanTan Charter (L 3-1)

Thursday, October 29th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Rancho Solano (W 2-0)
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Rancho Solano (L 3-1)

Friday, October 30th
4:00pm- Varsity Swim @ PCDS- Sectionals/State Qualifier 
4:00pm- JV Volleyball @ Horizon Honors (L 2-1)
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ HH (L 3-0)
7:00pm- Varsity Football HOME @ San Tan Charter (L 36-34)

Saturday, October 31st
8:30am- MS XC GHMSL Meet #4 @ CCV
9:00am- Varsity swim state qualifier continues 
9:00am- MS B Volleyball @ Lincoln Prep 
10:30am- MS A Volleyball @ Chandler Prep 
Noon- MS B Flag Football @ Cicero (L 30-0)
Noon- MS C Volleyball @ Chandler Prep 
1:00pm- MS A Flag Football @ Lincoln (W 13-0)

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

 Please keep in touch with your Coach and team app/communication as well!

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 $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.
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