Stage 1: Classroom

The only Classroom Stage activity that is required of Sponsors is the Online Exam, which must be administered according to the official ACE Exam Rules. The Online Exam must be administered between:

2018 Online Exam Period: January 3rdJanuary 19th

Students must be supervised while testing, and if more than 100 students will be taking the Online Exam, Sponsors must contact us to make accommodations. Sponsors are notified of their students results during the last week of January.


All other Classroom Stage activities are completely optional – they can be used by Sponsors to prepare students for the Online Exam, to select students for the Online Exam, or just for fun after the Online Exam! After registering, Sponsors receive access to several materials to be used at their discretion! These activities include:

Bee (School)

Materials to conduct an optional on-stage, question-and-answer “Bee” activity for the classroom or your entire school!

Study Guide Tests

The Official Study Guides as well as a series of social studies multiple-choice exams related to the Study Guide content

National History Bowl

Sample materials for the National History Bowl, a team-centered social studies competition! National History Bee Sponsors also receive discounts on National History Bowl materials.

Official Study Guides

The Official Study Guides can be found here: US History & World History

The Study Guides are prepared by Hexco Academic and meant to literally “guide” students through the most prominent and significant figures and events from history.

There is so much more history than what is in those pages though, so use these as just a launchpad for more history exploration!