How to Homeschool in New Mexico
- An overview of New Mexico homeschool laws
- An introduction to homeschool groups in New Mexico
- A description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started
New Mexico Homeshool LawsIf you decide to homeschool in New Mexico you will need to keep several of the homeschool laws in mind.
- Homeschool instruction must last at least 180 days
- Your homeschool curriculum must include the basic subjects
- You must submit a homeschool letter of intent to the state superintendent
- You must posses a high school diploma or its equivalent to teach your children
New Mexico requires that your homeschool instruction include at least the state's basic subjects. The state does not have any laws regarding how you teach the subjects, only that you cover them in your curriculum. The basic subjects include:
- Language arts
- Social Studies
As a homeschooler in New Mexico you will need to file a letter of intent with the state superintendent within 30 days of the beginning of your homeschool teachings. You will also need to file this letter each year after by April 1st. The letter informs the state that you wish to take your child out of the public school system and teach them from home. You can choose to submit a paper copy of the letter or an online copy. Click here for a link to the online submission of the letter.
Along with the letter of intent you may need to send in an up to date immunization form for your child. So it is important that you keep all that information as well as your child|s immunizations up to date.
Homeschool Groups in New Mexico
Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in New Mexico to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.
NOTE: You can find a wealth of local and state groups offering homeschooling advice and support on sites such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. You can search by city or county, religious preference, homeschooling philosophy, and more. You will need a free account on these sites to join one of their groups.
A Homeschool Curriculum for New Mexico
Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of New Mexico. All of the Moving Beyond the Page packages cover science, social studies, and language arts, and we offer a range of math programs as well. The New Mexico legal requirements are only a starting point, and our curriculum utilizes a range of educational strategies that are designed to foster a love of learning in children including:
- Hands-on activities,
- Differentiated options, and
- Independent projects.
Moving Beyond the Page encourages critical thinking and creativity while encouraging your child's unique learning style like no other curriculum on the market. If your child is a hands-on learner, a gifted learner, or a creative free-thinker, then you should look into Moving Beyond the Page for your child.
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Any information about the laws in your state is provided to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. This information was not compiled by a lawyer. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer that operates in your state.
Moving Beyond the Page does not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. They are provided only for your benefit. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family's goals and philosophies.