Some Illinois high school students forgo lunch for additional classes

With parental consent, students are allowed to add another class to their schedule during lunchtime at Niles Township High Schools District 219.

SKOKIE, Ill.—Forget Taco Tuesday and Fish Stick Friday. Some high school students are skipping lunch period to pack in something else – another academic class.

"Most often these students want to take an additional honors or AP course, or an elective like a foreign language, band or choir," Jim Szczepaniak, a community relations director at Niles Township High Schools District 219 in Skokie, Ill., said in an email.