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Homeschooling in New Mexico

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New Mexico Homeschool Laws & Information

New Mexico Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in New Mexico! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for New Mexico residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

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—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

image of gavel with man's hand pointing to a passage in a book and text Show Me in the Law - the show me letter that can prevent overreach by school administrators A quick note about sticking to what the law requires:
The "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 Schools Online Notification Form

From the New Mexico Public Education Department [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

Procedures Manual for Home School Operators in New Mexico

From the New Mexico Public Education Department [Read more...]

NM Law

From Christian Association of Parent Educators of New Mexico [Read more...]

New Mexico Resource Pages & Places

Cut & Dry Lumber CompanyAlbuquerque

Cut & Dry Lumber is an urban lumber / tree recycling facility in Albuquerque's North Valley. Education is a huge part of our mission, because tree stewardship is long-term -- multi-generational... [Read more...]

Marriott Hospitality Futures CenterLas Cruces and El Paso

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Andrea Arrigucci and I am a Program Coordinator with the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) at New Mexico State University. We are r... [Read more...]

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – New MexicoNew Mexico Statewide

Discussions and Resources for New Mexico Homeschoolers [Read more...]

New Mexico HomeschoolingNew Mexico Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in New Mexico [Read more...]

Field Institute of Taos Nature Out There ProgramTaos, Questa, Penasco, Dixon, Tres Piedras, Taos Ski Valley, Espanola, Velarde, Pilar/Northern New Mexico

N.O.T. SCHOOL (Nature Out There) Program is an exciting program for youth that takes place outside of school hours (after school, non school days, weekends) and designed specifically for enrichment... [Read more...]

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