To homeschool in New Mexico, follow these steps:
1. Be qualified to teach.
In order to homeschool in New Mexico, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent (i.e., a GED).
2. Notify the state superintendent of your intent to homeschool.
Notification must be made to the New Mexico Public Education Department within 30 days of starting your homeschool and annually by August 1 thereafter. The August 1 notice must identify the school district in which you are homeschooling. Mail the form to this address:
New Mexico Department of Education
Attn: Home School Notification
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
You can also submit the notice of intent online, here.
3. Teach for the required number of days.
You should teach for the same number of days that your local public school is in session (generally 180 days).
4. Teach the required subjects.
You should include reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science in your homeschool curriculum.
5. Maintain immunization records.
You can obtain a waiver of this requirement if you have a religious objection or medical exemption.
Please note: The information on this page has been reviewed by an attorney, but it should not be taken as legal advice specific to your individual situation.