Johnson STEAM Academy students participate in hands on, elective classes on Discovery Days. Students sign up for their top three class choices and are placed in a class, with efforts made to place students in an area of preference. These elective classes are led by a classroom teacher or member of the admin team and are supported by community volunteers, with student interest in the focus. The multi-grade (Kindergarten through 2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade) offerings provide students with cross-graded leadership and collaboration opportunities. The 21st century skills are deeply embedded in the learning on these days. Discovery Day classes take place during the school day from 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. five times a year.