Spelling Bee

Angela Meeker
Associate Superintendent of Educational Services
(831) 466-5806
Barbara Huebner
Multilingual Achievement Coordinator
(831) 466-5807

Santa Cruz County Spelling Competition

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education coordinates the Elementary (grades 4-6) and Junior High (grades 7-9) County Spelling Bee Competition. Students first participate in school spelling bees, and then advance to the county-level event. The countywide competition is open to two students from every private/public school in Santa Cruz County in grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 who have been certified as school champions by their school coordinator.

Please register your school for Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee by using the link below. Please register your school by Nov 3rd 2023. 

NEW THIS YEAR-Students whose schools are not participating or students who were not selected by their school may participate on an at-large basis, provided space is available.  At-large participants must provide a proctor for the event.  At-large participants will be selected by lottery for those completing the interest form.  

The Spelling Bee Advisor will register two participants along with an adult proctor from their site for the event.

All participants will receive certificates of participation and the top three spellers in each grade level division will receive a trophy. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

The top two spellers from each division, grades 4-6 and 7-9 will represent Santa Cruz County at the respective California State Spelling Championship.


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