College 4 Kidz packs students in at Mt. SAC in Walnut


Trapezoid prisons? That sort of makes sense, but it’s certainly a novel way to learn about geometry.
Welcome to the College 4 Kidz at Mt. San Antonio College, where learning is a fun way to spend part of the summer vacation.
The students in Laura Johnson’s geometry class were busy laying out imaginary cities. The sixth to eighth graders were using different geometric shapes for their buildings.
“Physically working with the shapes helps them remember them,” said Johnson, a former teacher’s aide at Rowland High School.
They joined 686 other fourth- to eighth-graders at the Walnut campus. Students could choose from many classes, ranging from physics and math to forensic investigator and computer animation.
“These enrichment programs help Mt. SAC meet the needs of the community. Many parents are interested in these summer courses,” explained Donna Burns, the dean of continuing education.
Read all about the fascinating classes in the Walnut Highlander.