School Enrollment Details:

Our early bird enrollment period was August 22, 2016 through October 14, 2016.

Our regular enrollment period was October 15, 2016 through December 12, 2016.

Local sponsors have the option to offer late enrollment in their programs through January 30, 2017. Visit this page to determine if late enrollment is available in your area.

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

  • Online access to the teachers-only area of (preview),
  • Grade-specific word lists and study lists for students in grades 1–8 (sample),
  • Study materials for your school 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),
  • One free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids (a $69.95 value) from Encyclopædia Britannica for use as a prize in your spelling bee program and
  • Key information about your local spelling bee program.