Spelling Bees

The Spelling Bee will be offered as both in-person and Kit events in 2021-22.

NEW for 2021-22: District Spelling Bee competitions only - no advancement to Regional or National Spelling Bees.

Spelling Bee Kits are also available for schools to purchase. If a school purchases a Kit, they are not allowed to also participate at an in-person Spelling Bee, and vice versa.

District Spelling Bees (In-Person)

ACSI Spelling Bees encourage proper and confident communication by developing good spelling habits and the awareness of accurate usage of words and vocabulary.

Students in grades 1-8 are eligible for the ACSI Spelling Bee. Each school may send up to 4 students per grade level.

Awards

Ribbons are awarded to the top four places in each grade level. Rosette ribbons are awarded to the top five places in the Grades 5-8 Spell-Off (Grades 5-8 only). The Spelling Bee student participation certificate template will be available for download.

Registration & Fees

  • School Registration Fee: $70 per event by October 31, 2021 ($90 after deadline)
  • Student Participation Fee: $10 per entry by deadline (varies) ($15 after deadline)

For additional information, please contact a Student Activities team member.

 

Spelling Bee Kits

ACSI Spelling Bee kits provide schools with the resources needed to conduct a Spelling Bee event on their own campus during the 2021-22 school year. Spelling Bee Kit prices vary based on the grade levels that will be participating in the school Spelling Bee (Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8, or Grades 1-8). If schools purchase a Spelling Bee Kit, they will not be able to also participate in an in-person Spelling Bee. There will be no Regional or National Spelling Bees during the 2021-22 school year. 

Spelling Bee Kit Materials

By purchasing an ACSI Spelling Bee Kit, schools receive:

  • 2021-22 Spelling Bee Handbook
  • 2021-22 Student Published Word List (study list only, no sentences)
  • 2021-22 Grade Level Word Lists (for official bee only, with sentences)
  • 2021-22 Grades 5-8 Spell-Off Word Lists (for official bee only, with sentences)
  • Awards & Certificate Template

Awards

Ribbons are awarded to the top four places in each grade level. Rosette ribbons are awarded to the top five places in the Grades 5-8 Spell-Off (Grades 5-8 and Grades 1-8 kits only). All ribbons will be shipped directly to the school from ACSI's award provider, Sylvan Studios, after October 31. The Spelling Bee student participation certificate template will be available for download.

Registration & Fees

  • Spelling Bee Kit (Grades 1-4) - $150
  • Spelling Bee Kit (Grades 5-8) - $175
  • Spelling Bee Kit (Grades 1-8) - $300

For additional information, please contact a Student Activities team member.