Thank you for your tax credit contributions and support of athletics and clubs! 
  Support Charger Athletics By Contributing Your AZ State Tax Credit

Thank you to all of our families who participated in "Giving Tuesday." You made an impact on our student athletes and teams by designating your AZ State Tax Credit to Arete Prep. Of course, there is still plenty of time to support!

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
  Matthew McClelland Attending Ed Doherty Lunchoen on 12/14

This coming Saturday, Matthew McClelland will be recognized for his outstanding 2019 football season as he attends the prestigious Ed Doherty Award Luncheon hosted by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. Matthew will be joing by family and coaches at the luncheon. He will be the only 1A representative, as the room will be full of the top players from all grades, and divisions. 

As a Sophmore, McClelland earned the 1A East Region Offensive Player of the Year honor this fall. He averaged 241 passing yards per game, and 120 per game on the ground. In the regular season he ranked 1st in total yards per game among all 1-6A QB's. 

Congratulatoins Matthew! 
Follow the Gridiron Club on Twitter! @GCS_Gridiron

  Friday 12/13 Basketball Tripleheader and Christmas Party! 

Join us in the Marley Gymnasium this Friday for a big basketball tripleheader. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater for $1 off admission! Christmas Cookies at the concession stand! 

JV Boys vs. Ranco Solano 4:00pm
Womens Varsity vs. NFL YET 5:30pm
Mens Varsity vs. NFL YET 7:00pm 

CarLife Charger of the Week (12/3-12/7):
Deven Lipp- Advanced Archery 

Devin consistently demonstrates leadership and service to his team, by helping the coaches with whatever they need, and picking up and mentoring the younger archers on the team. Devin shows Captain qualities without being one, and the team is better because he is part of it.

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

Monday, December 9th 
6:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer vs. Heritage- Laveen 

Tuesday, December 10th
3:45pm- MS B Girls Soccer HOME vs. Veritas (Early release 3:00pm) 
4:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. N. Phx (Early release 3:00pm) 
5:00pm- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. Veritas 
6:15pm- Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. Veritas 
*Jr. Drama Night in Gym 6:30pm*

Wednesday, December 11th
4:00pm- Mens JV Basketball @ Tempe Prep  
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Tempe Prep 
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Tempe Prep 
*Drama Night in Gym 6:30pm*

Thursday, December 12th
4:30pm- Boys MS A Baseball @ Veritas (Early release 2:40pm)
*Drama Night in Gym 6:30pm*

Friday, December 13th
4:15pm- Girls MS B Soccer @ SPA (Early release 2:20pm)
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Rancho Solano
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. NFL YET
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. NFL YET

Saturday, December 14th
9:00am- Girls MS A Soccer @ Cicero @ Eldorado Park 
10:30am- Boys MS A Soccer @ Cicero @ Eldorado Park 

Last Weeks Results: 

Monday, December 2nd 
4:00pm- MS Baseball vs. SPA @ Cactus Yards (L 21-1)
6:00pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Gilbert Classical (W 18-16) 

Tuesday, December 3rd
3:00pm- MS A Girls Soccer @ SPA @ Scottsdale Sports Complex 
3:00pm- MS A Boys Soccer @ SPA @ SSC (L 7-0)
4:15pm- MS B Girls Soccer @ SPA @ SSC (L 13-0)
4:15pm- MS B Boys Soccer @ SPA @ SSC (L 3-1)
5:30pm- Mens JV Basketball HOME vs. Tonopah Valley (L 40-25) 
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Tonopah Valley (L 63-52)
Wednesday, December 4th
3:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer @ Anthem Prep (L 4-0)
4:00pm- Mens JV Basketball @ San Tan Foothills 
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ San Tan Foothills (L 52-32) 
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ San Tan Foothills (L 81-46)

Thursday, December 5th
4:15pm- MS B Girls Soccer HOME vs. CPA (T 0-0)
4:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ San Tan Foothills (W 2-0)
5:30pm- MS B Boys Soccer HOME vs. CPA (W 1-0)
6:15pm- MS A Girls Soccer HOME vs. CPA (L 2-1)
7:30pm- MS A Boys Soccer HOME vs. CPA *POSTPONED

Friday, December 6th
4:00pm- JV Mens Basketball @ Mogollon (L 53-46)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Mogollon (L 53-19)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Mogollon (L 57-44)

Saturday, December 7th
10:00am- MS Baseball @ Lincoln Prep @ Espee #2 (L 7-2) 

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