CA/HI Spelling Bees

The ACSI Spelling Bee program occurs at four levels: School Spelling Bee, ACSI District Spelling Bee, ACSI Regional Spelling Bee, and ACSI National Spelling Bee. The rules and procedures for the ACSI National Spelling Bee are used in all bees. Students who win their school's Spelling Bee are eligible to participate in the ACSI District Spelling Bee.

District Spelling Bees: The District Spelling Bees have two parts: students spell against students in their respective grade level only; then the finalists and runners-up from grades 5-8 spell against each other in the final Spell-Off. The top four spellers in the Spell-Off move on to the Regional Spelling Bee, where students spell against mixed grade levels (5-8). The top five spellers at the Regional Spelling Bee move on to the National Spelling Bee.

Students must be enrolled in grades one through eight (1-8). Each school may send one student per grade level or one student per classroom if the school has multiple classes per grade. School level spelling bees must be completed by Thanksgiving so that student participation forms received by the event Chairperson's deadline. 

All participants receive a certificate of participation; the top four per grade level receive rosettes. In addition, the top four spellers in grades 5-8 receive plaques and are eligible to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee. 

Regional Spelling Bee: The Regional Spelling Bee will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA. All participants receive a certificate of participation. The top five (5) spellers receive trophies and are eligible to participate in the ACSI National Spelling Bee.  

National Spelling Bee: The National Spelling Bee will take place on May 4-5, 2018  in Washington D.C. The top five (5) students in the Regional Spelling Bee are eligible to participate. Additional information will be provided to those who qualify.

Fees

School Fee: $65 by October 31 ($85 thereafter)

District Student Participation Fee: $9 per student if submitted by the Chairperson's deadline ($14 thereafter)

Regional Spelling Bee Student Participation Fee: $25 per student. ACSI is not responsible for travel expenses to and from the Regional Spelling Bee.

National Spelling Bee Student Participation Fee: Information will be given to the top five students at the Regional Spelling Bee.  

Spelling Bee Events

Southern California | Grades 1–8

39S11 | January 26, 2018 | Rancho Santa Fe | Horizon Prep Christian School

39S12 | January 26, 2018 | El Cajon | Christian Elementary School East

39S21 | January 19, 2018 | Anaheim | Independence Christian School

39S31 | January 19, 2018 | La Mirada | Heights Christian Schools

39S51 | January 12, 2018 | Arcadia | Arcadia Christian School

39S52 | January 26, 2018 | West Covina | South Hills Academy

39S61 | January 20, 2018 | Westlake Village | Oaks Christian School

39S81 | January 12, 2018 | Bakersfield | Olive Knolls Christian School 

Additional chairs/host sites are needed for this event. Please contact the Student Activities Coordinator to inquire. 

Northern California | Grades 1–4

39N11 | February 2, 2018 | Madera | Crossroad Christian School

39N21 | February 26, 2018 | Yuba City | Faith Christian School

39N52 | February 23, 2018 | Walnut Creek | Walnut Creek Christian Academy

39N61 | January 26, 2018 | Alameda | Chinese Christian Schools

Additional chairs/host sites are needed for this event. Please contact the Student Activities Coordinator to inquire. 

Northern California | Grades 5–8

39N12 | January 19, 2018 | Madera | Crossroad Christian School

39N41 | January 26, 2018 | Arcata | Arcata Christian School (Grades 3-8 Only)

39N52 | January 27, 2018 | Vallejo | North Hills Christian School

39N62 | January 26, 2018 | Alameda | Chinese Christian Schools

39N63 | February 2, 2018 | Los Gatos | Los Gatos Christian School

Additional chairs/host sites are needed for this event. Please contact the Student Activities Coordinator to inquire. 

Hawaii | Grades 1–8

39H91 | March 3, 2018 | Honolulu | Kaimuki Christian School

To register for the ACSI Spelling Bee, please complete the CA/HI Student Activities Registration process. All questions may be directed to the CA/HI Student Activities office by calling 714.256.1287 or e-mailing the Student Activities Coordinator

Spelling Bee Resources

All Student Activities resources are password protected. The password is given to the school coordinator once registration has been confirmed by the Student Activities Coordinator. 

Spelling Bee Student Published Word List

Spelling Bee Coordinator Handbook

Spelling Bee Chairperson Handbook

District Spelling Bee Participation Fee Form

Regional Spelling Bee Participation Fee Form (Winners of District Run-Off Only)