2020 Pima County Spelling Bee

The 2020 Pima County Spelling Bee is February 15, 2020!

Date: February 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Catalina High School Auditorium | 3645 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716

The formula for determining the number of students from districts in Pima County that will advance to the County Bee is: Each participating school will send one winner to compete in the District/LEA/CMO or EMO bee. The number of participants who will advance to the county or regional bee will be determined using the following formula: multiply the number of schools participating in the District/LEA/CMO or EMO bee by 25%. For example, if 24 schools are competing in your district bee, the top 6 spellers will advance to the county/regional bee.

Private, Charter, and Homeschool Students:
Homeschool organizations, private schools, and charter schools must hold their own preliminary bees for students to qualify to advance to the next level. Charter schools that have a common name, LEA, Charter Management Organization/CMO, Education Management Organization/EMO, or equivalent education corporation that manages a group of charter schools and that are located in the same County must hold a bee to determine their organization’s candidate for the county or regional bee. Private schools that are part of a larger group (i.e. an area diocese or holding company) within a county must hold a bee to determine their organization’s candidate for the county or regional bee. The name(s) of the winner(s) must be submitted to the appropriate county/regional coordinator no later than February 2, 2020, in order for the student(s) to be eligible to compete.

District/School Coordinators: Registration opens in January 2020. Registration instructions will be emailed to you in early January. You MUST submit the registration form(s) for the student(s) who will be representing your school/district at the Pima County Bee by February 2, 2020.

For a complete list of rules and other helpful information visit: https://www.azedfoundation.org/spelling-bee

If you have further question please contact Andrew Bevington at andrew.bevington@schools.pima.gov or 520.724.8213


The 2020 Arizona State Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Arizona PBS.