Columbia Heights Public Schools, with its district office located in Columbia Heights, Minn., serves the cities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop and Fridley. It operates under a superintendent and an elected school education governing board. It administers a five-school district comprising of elementary, middle and high schools and offers classes from grades kindergarten through 12. Its courses follow the requirements of the state education board and core subjects include English language arts, science, computer studies, social science and mathematics. It governs activities relating to education services, business and finance, and buildings and grounds of the schools in the district. Columbia Heights Public Schools offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, such as football, softball, basketball and volleyball.