ACSI Spelling Bee

Enlightium Academy (EA) is partnering with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) to provide students with the opportunity to compete in a spelling bee with other EA students (9–12), as well as students from other schools (1–8). The ACSI Spelling Bee is not an exercise in memorization, but in spelling abilities.

Spelling Bee Calendar


Date and TimeParticipationCost
Student Activities Week September 16–20, 2019 N/A Free
Round 1 October 21–29th, 2019 Required Free
Round 2 TBD; event will likely be in January or February Optional Family may incur costs such as travel and lodging; the event itself will be free

ACSI Spelling Bee Parent helping Boy

Round 1 - Enlightium Academy Spelling Bee (Students Call In From Home)

Participants: Any EA student in grade 1–12 competing against other EA students in their grade level
Deadline for registration: Friday, September 20th at 11:59 pm PT
Cost: Free
Location: Each student can participate from his/her home

Round 1 Schedule


DateStart TimeDuration
1st Grade/
2nd Grade
Monday, October 21st, 2019 4:30 pm PT/
7:30 pm ET
1–2 hours
3rd Grade/
4th Grade
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 4:30 pm PT/
7:30 pm ET
1–2 hours
5th Grade/
6th Grade
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 4:30 pm PT/
7:30 pm ET
1–2 hours
7th Grade/
8th Grade
Thursday, October 24th, 2019 4:30 pm PT/
7:30 pm ET
1–2 hours
9th Grade/
10th Grade
Monday, October 28th, 2019 4:30 pm PT/
7:30 pm ET
1–2 hours
11th Grade/
12th Grade
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 4:30 pm PT/
7:30 pm ET
1–2 hours

Important details for Round 1

  • EA will send study information to registered students on Monday, September 23rd
  • The day of the competition, EA will send an email with a link to join the competition remotely
  • A parent or guardian must be present at home with the student during the competition
  • Participants must have webcam capabilities so that the judges can view the students while they speak
  • Participants must have a phone available for clear audio
  • The top three performers for each grade level will be able to proceed to Round 2 and will be highlighted on EA’s website

ACSI Resources and Guidelines for Round 1

The Day of Round 1’s Competition

  1. Ensure an adult is present and will remain present for the duration of the event (1–2 hours).
  2. Log in using the link provided via email (sent the day of the event)
    1. Families should log in between 4:00 and 4:15 pm Pacific Time. Families should log in no later than 4:15 pm Pacific Time. The event begins at 4:30 Pacific Time.
    2. Late logins may result in being expelled from the Spelling Bee
    3. Families should contact EA Technical Support at 866-488-4818 option 7 if they have any technical issues with logging in.
  3. At 4:00 pm Pacific Time, EA will begin roll call. Both the student and the adult on the registration form will need to be present.
  4. At 4:30 pm Pacific Time, Mr. Brooks will explain the rules and begin the competition. There will be a practice run to ensure that participants are comfortable with the rules.
  5. Families should stay logged in for the duration of the student’s involvement. Families may silently leave the session if the student is no longer involved in the competition.
  6. The top three participants for each grade level may participate in Round 2.

ACSI Spelling Bee Audience Clapping

Round 2 - On-Site Spelling Bee (Grades 1–8: TBD/Grades 9–12: Washington State)

Round 2 is broken down by grade level:

  • Grades 1–8 will compete against other ACSI schools and EA students; location is TBD
  • Grades 9–12 will compete against other EA students; location will be in Spokane, WA

Grades 1–8

  • Participants: Round 1’s top three participants from each grade level
    • If one of those students is unable to attend, the spot is open to the runner-up
  • Competition: Against other ACSI schools
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: Likely in January or February, 2020
  • Cost:
    • Admission is free
    • Families pay for their own travel, food, and lodging
  • Event duration: 3–4 hours
Event Coordinators
  • The event is organized by the Association of Christian Schools International
  • Enlightium Academy’s point of contact is Mr. Brooks
Important details
  • Participants will receive an email prior to the event with a meeting location and Mr. Brooks’ contact information.
  • All students should be accompanied by an adult for the event.
Steps for Registering
  1. Ensure you read and comprehend all the information on this page
  2. Additional information will be emailed to participating families, such as where and when to meet with Mr. Brooks
  3. Contact Mr. Brooks if you have any questions at m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com

Grades 9–12

  • Participants: Round 1’s top three participants from each grade level
    • If one of those students is unable to attend, the spot is open to the runner-up
  • Competition: Against other EA students
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Date: Likely in January or February, 2020
  • Cost:
    • Admission is free
    • Families pay for their own travel, food, and lodging
  • Event duration: 3–4 hours
Event Coordinators
  • The event is organized by the Association of Christian Schools International
  • Enlightium Academy’s point of contact is Mr. Brooks
Important details
  • Participants will receive an email prior to the event with a meeting location and Mr. Brooks’ contact information.
  • All students should be accompanied by an adult for the event.
  • A minimum of 10 students across grades 9–12 will need to attend in order for the event to take place. If less than 10 students can attend, Round 2 for grades 9–12 will be canceled
Steps for Registering
  1. Ensure you read and comprehend all the information on this page
  2. Additional information will be emailed to participating families, such as where and when to meet with Mr. Brooks
  3. Contact Mr. Brooks if you have any questions at m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com

Contact Us

  • General Questions - Ms. Canner, c.canner@enlightiumacademy.com
  • Technical Issues - EA Technical Support, 866-488-4818 option 7

Previous Year’s Spelling Bees

2017-18 School Year
Round 1 Winner: Mason R., Arizona

2018-19 School Year
Round 1 Winner: Eu-Jin H., Washington