Thank you for your tax credit contributions to Arete Prep Athletics! 
Winter Sports- Still Time to Get Involved! 

Our MS and HS winter sports teams are back in action! There is still time to get involved and register.

We are especially looking to add players to our rosters for MS Girls Soccer, and HS Girls Soccer! 

Schedules are being developed and finalized. HS schedules can be found at azpreps365 (some games to still be added) and all schedules should be posted on our athletics website by the end of the week 

Please direct sport specific questions to the coaching staff, using our Coaching Directory:

General Athletics and registration questions should be directed to AD Todd Conklin (

Information on enrollment and registration can be found at the following link:

All student athletes need to have a current physical on file with the athletic office and have completed all requirements in Register My Athlete in order to participate.

Fall Sports Picture Galleries are Now Available

Use the following link to browse and purchase our fall '20 sports pictures courtesy of Mako Photography.

Please contact Mako directly with questions or concerns.

Archery Update

Our Advanced Archery team participated in their second virtual competition of 2020 on Saturday last weekend, here at Arete. When scores were compared with other schools competing, the following archers placed:

Male Elementary:
Jax Portillo - 2nd
Jack Glascock- 3rd

Female Elementary:
Rose Shaw- 3rd

Female Middle School:
Aubrey Portillo- 2nd

Male High School:
Sean Widner- 3rd

Female High School:
Rachel Vandercook- 1st

Male Elementary:
Jax Portillo- 3rd

Female Elementary:
Rose Shaw- 1st

Male Middle School:
Aksel Seco- 2nd

Female Middle School:
Allison Orozco- 1st

Male High School:
Sean Widner- 1st

Winter Sports- AIA Modifications and Fan Policy 

The AIA's latest sport specific, covid related modifications for our upcoming winter '20-21 season can be found at the following link:

Arete Prep and the Great Hearts Middle School League will closely follow and use these modifications as we emphasize creating a safe environment for our student athletes and coaches.

As of now, the AIA, GHMSL, and Great Hearts fan policy will NOT allow spectators at our MS and HS competitions. This policy is fluid, and can change based on county and local metrics. Please stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your patience.

Questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

Gear Up for the Holiday Season! 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*

Disclaimer: 12/13 was the order date to ensure delivery by Christmas. 

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!

Stay tuned for our first COTY for winter '20! 


Wednesday, December 16th
4:00pm- Senior Banner and All Sports Banner Photo Shoot 

Thursday, December 17th
1/2 day 

Friday, December 18th
1/2 day 
Last Weeks Results: 

No competitions last week 

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

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

There are still updates coming as MS and HS schedules are developed, so please stay tuned. We are waiting on the AIA and GHMSL for more direction in terms of game schedules, which will begin in early January. 

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. 

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.
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell