Thank you for your tax credit contributions and support of athletics and clubs! 
  Chargers Cross Country Runners Compete at NXR Southwest

Senior Adam Whitehead tested himself against top regional compeition in the NXR Southwest Regionals in Casa Grande Saturday. He ran in the most competitive race of the day, the boys 5,000 Open Championship, finishing in 16:01. That time placed Adam 101st out of 248 runners.  

Junior Helaman Forsyth ran in the Open Small School Race, and crossed the finish line in 19:12. 
  Support Charger Athletics By Contributing Your AZ State Tax Credit

Please join us on Tuesday 12/3 for "Giving Tuesday." This is a great day to      c ontribute your AZ state tax credit ($200 single, $400 married) which goes directly to Arete Prep Athletics and Clubs. Simply put, our athletic programs and clubs cannot exist without our tax credit program. These funds directly impact our student athletes and club members!

Contribute your tax credit here!

If you have questions regarding our tax credit program, or how funds are used to benefit athletics and clubs, please contact:

Mrs. Jessica Vaughan, Academy Giving Manager
Mr. Todd Conklin, Director of Athletics
  Varsity Soccer and Basketball Begin '19-20 Regular Seasons Tuesday 

High School Basketball teams tip off the '19-20 season on Tuesday 11/26 as they visit Superior HS. Arete Prep will play it's first ever JV girls game at 2:30pm, followed by JV boys (4:00), Varsity Girls (5:30), and Varsity boys (7:00). The mens varsity Chargers will once again be led by Coach Michael Caviness, who led them to the most successful season in school history in '18-19, winning the 1A East Region Tournament, and advancing all the way to the state quarterfinals. Arete did graduate 10 seniors, and most of their scoring. They will rely heavily on juniors Brandon Fish and Toni Atolagbe to lead the offense. 

The womens varsity, led by Coach Jacob Howell, played a ton of summer basketball and look to build off an 8 win season last year. They return 2nd team all region players Alissa Kassabaum (Soph) and Mariah Dominguez (Soph). 

Mens Varsity Soccer is a year more expreienced, bigger, faster, and will no doubt improve from their 1 win season in '18-19. They open up by hosting AZ Lutheran Tuesday, at 4:00pm. The Chargers still feature a young core including Davis Weir, Enoch Odedina, Caleb Richards, and Connor Fornoff. Senior Captain Brady Wertl will anchor the back line. New Sophomore transfers Cole Ray and Magnus Seco will give the Charger lineup a big boost. 

New Head Coach Doug Whitehead takes over the girls program from longtime Coach Christina Browning. Coach Whitehead returns the core of last years competitive group, including Tania and Julianna Davidson, Bryn Hager, and Lillie Whitehead. Senior Captain Helen Letizia was a standout as GK for the Chargers last season. The Chargers have their largest numbers in program history, and willl look to play a possession style of soccer. They open up with a match against cross town GH rival Lincoln Prep on Tuesday, at home, at 6pm. 

Gooooooo Chargers! 
         CarLife Charger of the Week: Stay tuned for our next COTW!
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 

Tuesday, November 26th
2:30pm- JV Womens Basketball @ Superior (Early Release 1pm)
4:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. AZ Lutheran 
4:00pm- Mens JV Basketball @ Superior (Early Release 2:20pm) 
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Superior 
6:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Superior 

Friday, November 29th
5:30pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ BF Tourney vs. Vista Grande

Saturday, November 30th
TBD- Mens Varsity Basketball @ BF Tourney vs. TBD (Based on Fri results)
Last Weeks Results: 

Saturday, November 23rd
NXR Southwest XC Regionals 

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:

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:

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. 
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.
Winter 2019-20 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Boys Basketball:  Coach Michael Caviness,
JV Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,
Varsity Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,
Boys Varsity Soccer: Coach Adam Narish,
Girls Varsity Soccer: Coach Doug Whitehead,
MS Boys Soccer "A" : Coach Kim Bellomy, 
MS Boys Soccer "B": Coach Max Greve,
MS Girls Soccer "A": Coach Clara Carnahan,
MS Girls Soccer "B": Coach Jeremy Gethings,, Coach George Macias,
MS Baseball: Coach Colton Corum, 
Advanced Archery: Coach George Portillo,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell