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Nobel has a large population of identified gifted students. The content of honors/SAS classes is based on the State Standards, but is differentiated for our gifted students. The teachers use a wide variety of teaching strategies to challenge our gifted population including those based on Dr. Sandra Kaplan, Marcia Tate, Susan Winebrenner and Bertie Kingore.

Recency hours in professional development are a requirement for teachers in the SAS program and recommended for teachers that teach our magnet honors classes. Mrs. Tunick holds informational meetings for the staff of our gifted students. She shares information on upcoming gifted educational opportunities and how to differentiate the curriculum

In order to best serve the needs of your child, students are taught by teachers trained in differentiating instruction to meet their intellectual characteristics as well as their social and emotional needs.

Nobel Charter Middle School and Nobel Magnet School serve over 1200 identified gifted students on own campus. This is approximately half of the school’s overall enrollment. As a result, there is a rich offering of honors level classes in all academic areas.

Nobel's GATE Coordinator, Randi Tunick

Randi Tunick is the GATE/SAS Coordinator of Nobel Charter Middle School and the Magnet School. She also teaches the 6th grade alternate accelerated math class to our SAS and magnet students and 6th grade honors science. She has been working with gifted students for the last 25 years, first at the elementary school level and the past 19 years at Nobel Charter Middle School. She holds a National Board Certificate in Adolescence Science, a CAG Gifted Certificate and a UCSD Gifted Certificate.