Homeschooling in New Mexico: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in New Mexico. If you are searching for information about NM homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

New Mexico makes home education more difficult that most states.

New Mexico Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in New Mexico

There are an estimated 13,079 home educated students in New Mexico

New Mexico requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. The NM government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. New Mexico does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

To homeschool in New Mexico, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: High School Diploma

New Mexico vaccine information

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New Mexico Homeschool Law

New Mexico State Standards and Common Core

New Mexico has completely implemented the Common Core in its curricula and state-designed assessments. Postsecondary institutions in New Mexico have been integral in these implementation efforts as the state pursues streamlining high school and college material.

State Subject Requirements

Parents must provide “a basic academic educational program,” including reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Important NM legal information links

New Mexico Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in NM

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in New Mexico! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

New Mexico Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in NM

Still haven't found what you need/looking for? We're here to help. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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