The Polk County Board of Education works with local government officials for the welfare of Polk County Schools. Polk County Schools is a public school system that serves more than 2,500 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It governs middle, high and elementary schools. The district s schools curricula include English, science, history and math. Its schools also provide music and drama classes. The district s schools have science and computer laboratories, as well as libraries and media centers that include a range of books, magazines and periodicals. The district s schools are certified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its schools offer before- and after-school care programs, as well as various support services. Additionally, the district s schools provide sports activities, including volleyball, football and soccer. Its schools conduct Science Olympiad and provide child nutrition services. Polk County Schools is located in Columbus, N.C.