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Homeschooling in New Mexico

by Mary Ann Kelley

New Mexico Homeschool Laws & Information

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

New Mexico Home School Operators Procedure Manual

From the New Mexico Public Education Department's official site. It contains the Operator's Manual, contact information, and basic how-to-begin list.

New Mexico Home Schools Online Notification Form

From the New Mexico Public Education Department

New Mexico Public Education Department – Home Schools

The Home Schools bureau disseminates information and provides technical assistance to parents, community members, schools, and district personnel on home schools.

Procedures Manual for Home School Operators in New Mexico

From the New Mexico Public Education Department

NM Law

From Christian Association of Parent Educators of New Mexico

New Mexico Resource Pages & Places

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – New MexicoNew Mexico Statewide

Discussions and Resources for New Mexico Homeschoolers

New Mexico HomeschoolingNew Mexico Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New Mexico

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