Teachers and administrators may visit this link beginning August 22, 2016, to enroll their schools in the Bee for the 2016-17 program year.

The early bird enrollment period begins August 22, 2016, and lasts through October 14, 2016. The enrollment fee during our early bird period is $145 per school.

The regular enrollment period begins October 15, 2016, and lasts through December 12, 2016. The enrollment fee during our regular enrollment period is $220 per school.

Schools may pay the enrollment fee by credit card or by check, with a $7.50 check processing fee being added for check payments. We do not accept purchase orders.

Schools that enroll in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee program will receive the following benefits:

  • user name and password for the teachers-only area of spellingbee.com (preview),
  • grade-specific word lists and study lists for students in grades 1–8 (sample),
  • study materials for your school spelling champion (sample),
  • the 2017 Classroom Pronouncer Guide (sample),
  • the 2017 School Pronouncer Guide (sample),
  • the Rules for Local Spelling Bees (sample)
  • materials to conduct a Great American SpellCheck fund-raiser (sample),
  • award certificates (sample), and
  • key information about your local spelling bee program.
  • From Encyclopædia Britannica, a free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids (a $69.95 value) for use as a prize in your spelling bee program.