03.08 APS Weekly News Tip Sheet (Week of March 8, 2022)

Office of Communications and Public Engagement
130 Trinity Avenue SW | Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Seth Coleman, Director of Media Relations & Television Broadcast
404-802-2891, office
404-406-5570, cell


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                
March 8, 2022

Atlanta Public Schools Weekly News Tip Sheet
(March 7 – 12)

Editors/Producers/Reporters: The following is a list of events, programs, accomplishments and/or initiatives occurring in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) this week. Please use it as a guide as you develop your coverage plans. 

Members of the media are invited to attend all events on the Weekly APS News Tip Sheet. If you have an interest in these stories, please contact Seth Coleman, Media Relations Director. Thank you for your interest in Atlanta Public Schools!


APS Launches Original Monthly TV Show Highlighting the Hispanic/Latino Community, ¡Hola APS!

Atlanta Public Schools has launched ¡Hola APS!,” an original television show featuring news, information and profiles of Hispanic/Latino students and district employees. 

“¡Hola APS!” may be viewed on APS’ YouTube channel and on the district’s community cable television channel, APS Channel 22/WABE at the following days and times through the end of March: 

  • Sunday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Monday, 3 and 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 3 and 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 3 and 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The premier episode features a profile of Juliana Prieto, the only fulltime school district epidemiologist in Georgia and one of only a handful in the nation.

A new episode will debut at the beginning of each month.



APS Accepting Applications for Student Transfers Through March 25

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is accepting applications for General Administrative Transfers and Georgia Special Needs Scholarship transfers Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 25.

Georgia’s Public School Choice law allows residents of the city of Atlanta to attend a public school outside of their zoned APS school, if space is available. Students who live outside the district (non-residents) and want to attend an Atlanta Public School may do so if space is available.

Non-resident students are required to pay tuition. The current tuition rates for non-resident students are:

  • General Education: $10,347
  • Special Education: $15,198 plus costs for additional services based on individual needs
  • Evening High School: $744 per class (non-resident), $149 per class (resident over age 21), free (Resident aged 16-21)

The Atlanta Board of Education will determine tuition for the 2022-2023 school year in the Summer of 2022.

APS offers two types of transfers:

  1. General Administrative Transfers – permits a student to attend an out-of-zone school through the highest grade offered at the school. Students are accepted based upon available space at the requested school.
  2. Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Transfers – permits eligible special education students to request a transfer to another APS school on the basis of special needs. Approval is subject to space availability at the requested school. In order to qualify for the GSNS transfer, the student should meet the following requirements:
  • The student’s parent(s) currently resides within Georgia and has been a Georgia resident for at least one calendar year; and
  • The student has attended school during the 2021-2022 school year in a K-12 Georgia public school and that attendance is reflected in both the October 2021 and March 2022 full-time enrollment counts at the school.

General administrative transfers and Georgia Special Needs Scholarship transfers applications will be accepted online Monday, March 7, through Friday, March 25 at http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/transfers and in person by appointment only at the APS Department of Student Assignment, 130 Trinity Avenue, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

To schedule an in-person appointment, call (404) 802-2233 or click HERE to schedule an appointment. Parents may apply any time during the application window. Applications submitted on the last day receive the same consideration as applications submitted on the first day.

Transportation for students under the public-school choice option is the responsibility of the parent. A list of schools accepting transfers is currently available on the APS website: http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/transfers



APS Hosting Second Annual Surplus Furniture Sale, Wednesday – Saturday 

For the second consecutive year, the Atlanta Public Schools Office of Procurement Services is hosting a Surplus Furniture Giveaway for schools at the Connally Elementary School Building (1654 South Alvarado Terrace, SW):

  • Wednesday, March 9 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Non-Profit Organizations
  • Thursday, March 10 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Non-Profit Organizations
  • Friday, March 11 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Public
  • Saturday, March 12 | 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Public

All transactions are CASH ONLY. Additionally, masks will be optional, however, a limited number of shoppers will be allowed in the building at one time, as they arrive on a first come, first serve basis.   

This year’s sale will include surplus musical instruments that are in need of some repair but are still good bargains, including guitars, violins, clarinets, and more. Other available items include: 

  • Chairs (18” Student, Media Center)
  • Tables (60/72”, Science, Computer, Media Center, 16-seat cafeteria)
  • Cubbies
  • Mobile storage cabinets
  • Media Center shelving
  • Bookcases and desks (Teacher and administrators)

Patrons are responsible for transporting their own purchases. APS schools and employees were invited to shop on Tuesday, March 8.

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About Atlanta Public Schools

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