Students in NWI high schools have common curriculums that involve basics like math, grammar, sciences, etc. But do students with deviating interests have proper avenues to explore them? Several local high schools offer occasional or scheduled alternative classes, clubs and sessions to let students hone their skills in areas such as arts, engineering, cooking and more.

Video by Matthew Meschede, Times Correspondent, and John J. Watkins and Kale Wilk, Times Staff.