August 27, 2019
Program information sent to school principals (public & private) and district curriculum coordinators.
September 11, 2019
Orange County Spelling Bee Coordinators Meeting- held at the Orange County Department of Education (for individual schools or district spelling bee coordinators).
October 16, 2019
Early bird enrollment deadline for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee (Note: Each school must register with the national program in order to participate in the Orange County Spelling Bee). Enrollment fee is $165 per school.
December 3, 2019
Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Intent to Participate forms to the Orange County Department of Education.
December 20, 2019
Regular enrollment deadline (and final day) for schools to enroll with the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Enrollment fee is $240.
January 17, 2020
Deadline to host district or school spelling bee.
February 5, 2020
Deadline to submit Orange County Spelling Bee Student Enrollment Forms and Fees to the Orange County Department of Education.
February 24, 2020
Orange County Spelling Bee - Written Round
February 25, 2020
Finalists advancing to oral round will be announced on the Spelling Bee website by 3:00 p.m.
February 29, 2020
Orange County Spelling Bee - Oral Round, Finalists
The winner of the Orange County Spelling Bee will win an all-expense-paid trip to National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington D.C.) to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee May/June 2020. The trip is sponsored by the Orange County Register.