Terms of Enrollment

2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Terms of Enrollment

Benefits: A school’s enrollment satisfies one of the eligibility requirements set forth in Rule 1 of the Contest Rules of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee — “The speller must attend a school that is officially enrolled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee.” In addition, a school’s enrollment provides



Click the link below to download a PDF copy of the Rules for Local Spelling Bees. The Rules for Local Spelling Bees also appear in the front section of the 2016 Classroom Pronouncer Guide and the 2015 School Pronouncer Guide.

Where can I get Great American SpellCheck materials?

All Great American SpellCheck materials are automatically available to enrolled schools as a benefit of enrollment with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Materials include:

  • 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.
  • What is Great American SpellCheck?

    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.