The Arapahoe Ridge Spelling Bee is held each year in January. Two students are chosen to participate from each fourth and fifth grade classroom. Students receive words to study and meet a few times after school to practice for the Bee. Spellers participate in the school wide Bee at an assembly for all fourth and fifth graders. The winner and the runner up both represent Arapahoe Ridge in the District Spelling Bee which is held in February.