Great American SpellCheck

All schools enrolled in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program have the opportunity to participate in the Great American SpellCheck, a fun and easy way to raise money for your school. All money raised stays with your school, and our fundraiser keeps the focus on academics. 

Here\'s how it works

• Schools that enroll with the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee will automatically receive these Great American SpellCheck benefits through the log-in section of spellingbee.com:

• Great American SpellCheck grade-specific word lists and study sheets for grades 1–8,

• Great American SpellCheck pledge sheets,

• Great American SpellCheck test forms,

• Great American SpellCheck instructions, and

• Great American SpellCheck communication templates.

• At a time that your school determines (this fundraiser may be conducted at any point in the school year!), students study grade-specific word lists and collect pledges from family and friends for every word they spell correctly in the Great American SpellCheck.

• Students improve their spelling skills and your school enjoys the financial benefits!

 

Your school could easily raise $6,000.

• Elementary school with 320 students in grades 1–6

• 75 percent of students (240) collect pledges from family and friends averaging $25 per student = $6,000

See How Much You Could Make:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Great American SpellCheck is a program that erases the objections that you have to traditional fund-raisers. It's a fund-raiser that:

  • makes sure 100% of the money raised benefits your school,
  • involves no students knocking on the doors of strangers and
  • is rooted in academics.

Students study grade-specific word lists and collect pledges from family and friends for every word they spell correctly in the Great American SpellCheck.

Schools that enroll in the Bee receive all of the Great American SpellCheck materials as a benefit of enrollment.

All Great American SpellCheck materials are automatically available to enrolled schools as a benefit of enrollment with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teachers at schools that enrolled in the Bee may log into spellingbee.com and select Great American SpellCheck from the left menu to download these materials:

  • Great American SpellCheck grade-specific word lists and study sheets for grades 1–8
  • Great American SpellCheck pledge sheets,
  • Great American SpellCheck test forms,
  • Great American SpellCheck instructions and
  • Great American SpellCheck communication templates.

The fund-raiser may be conducted at any point in the school year. Because many words on Great American SpellCheck tests will be asked in spelling bee competition, the fund-raiser can serve as an excellent spelling bee warm-up activity.

No. Now, however, is a great time to begin a spelling bee tradition at your school.

Great American SpellCheck materials are available exclusively to schools that enroll with the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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