The Hickory County R-1 School District provides learning experiences for students in kindergarten through grade 12. It also offers educational programs for children with autism, emotional disorders, speech and language impairments, mental retardation issues, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment and traumatic brain injuries. The district's schools support a range of athletic activities that includes football, volleyball, softball, basketball, and track and field. Its schools serve a selection of breakfast and lunch items. The Hickory County R-1 School District's schools academic curricula include English, science, history, biology, math, fine arts, and health and physical education. Its schools have a counseling department that employs guidance counselors who serve teachers and parents by providing information that assists in meeting the academic and emotional needs of students. The Hickory County R-1 School District s schools also support activities, including music, band and choir.