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New Mexico Homeschool Law & Support Groups

Homeschool Law

The following is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

Home Schools
Homeschool section of the New Mexico Department of Education web site. Includes a registration form, and a FAQ.

Special Education Laws and Rules

Special Education: New Mexico Public Education Department
Official state info on special education. It's not clear whether or not New Mexico will provide SPED services to homeschooled children.

Relevant Court Rulings and Position Papers

I have no information at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you are aware of information I should include here.

Homeschool Support Groups

Albuquerque Home Learners
"A diverse, yet unified organization of homeschooling families who work collectively and cooperatively to provide encouragement, support, resources, classes, fieldtrips and both social and educational activities and opportunities to its members and their children."

Albuquerque Homeschool Co-Op
"If your family is looking for social support, fun, and enriching educational activities, consider joining the Albuquerque Homeschool Co-op. Typical events on our calendar include park days, classes, parties, and field trips. We welcome families regardless of religious belief or educational philosophy. Find out more and then join us at an upcoming activity."

Cottonwood Homeschoolers
"Offering information, support and activities for homeschooling in Rio Rancho and the surrounding communities."

Gathering of Alternative Learners
"The Gathering Of Alternative Learners is a group for School-Aged New Mexico Homeschoolers in the Albuquerque, East Mountain, Edgewood, Stanley, Moriarty, & Rio Rancho/Taylor Ranch area."

Holy Faith Home Educators
A Catholic homeschool support group for families in the Santa Fe area.

Homeschooling Parents And Children Together
"Homeschooling PACT, Parents and Children Together, is an informal, inclusive, cooperative group offering information, support, and activities for homeschooling families in the Portales/Clovis/CAFB area of eastern New Mexico."

Lea County Home School Association
"We are a group of parents and children living in Lea County who have come together for support and fellowship. The purpose of our association is to provide support, encouragement, and social situations which we would be unable to provide as individuals such as field day events, special field trips, etc."

Mesilla Valley Christian Home Educators
Mesilla Valley Christian Home Educators is a Christian homeschooling support group located in the greater Las Cruces, New Mexico area.

Outer Limits Educators
"OLE-O.L.E. stands for Outer Limits Educators, referring to those on the Outer Limits of the greater Albuquerque area. This list is meant to provide East Mountain, and rural homeschoolers with secular and all-inclusive resources. All New Mexicans thinking of homeschooling, or any homeschoolers thinking of moving to New Mexico are welcome to join."

Rio Rancho & Albuquerque UNschoolers
We are UNSCHOOLERS in New Mexico. This group has no religious agenda and members will have a wide variety of beliefs and non-beliefs. We are founded as a support group, although we will help people who want to understand unschooling. OUR GOAL is to meet for parkdays and foster local friendships with like-minded within the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque areas. Events and the like are welcomed but not expected."

Santa Fe Homeschool Association
"Santa Fe Homeschool Association is an inclusive, cooperative group who has been around for many years, offering support to homeschooling families residing in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The SFHA is comprised of families of many different faiths, beliefs, creeds, and walks of life, and is open to all homeschool families regardless of educational methods or religious beliefs, just as it always has been from it's conception."

Southern New Mexico Homeschool Association
"Welcome to Southern NM Homeschool Association, southern New Mexico's source for park days, field trips, events, cooperative learning and support for homeschoolers in the area. Include anyone homeschooling in the Deming, Las Cruces, Silver City and Lordsburg areas, as well as anyone else willing to make the trek!"

Homeschool Resources

Albuquerque Homeschool Science Club
"Albuquerque Homeschool Science Club is a cooperative group meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico where all members share, present and discover the world of science with our 5 to 10 year old children. Monthly subjects range from Geology to Papermaking, from Chemistry to Rockets, and from Biology to Engineering to name just a few. Activities include hands-on experiments, guest speakers, and field trips."

Christian Association of Parent Educators
"CAPE-NM is the acronym for Christian Association of Parent Educators - New Mexico, dedicated to serving God by providing Biblical encouragement and information on home school law and resources to interested parents, legislators, and officials. CAPE's purpose is to minister to, to encourage, and to inform the entire home school community, regardless of religion."

Christian Homeschooling in New Mexico
"This is a member driven list for Christian homeschooling families in New Mexico. You get out of it what you put into it."

New Mexico Homeschooling
"New Mexico homeschoolers of all persuasions and locations can contact one another and share ideas and information here!"

"Unschoolers in New Mexico and Southern Colorado can discuss life and the possibility of get-togethers. No use trying to sell us stuff, and talking about curriculum will not be ANY fun and maybe get one dropped from the group. Talking about making your kids do math is Right Out. If you "make your kids do work" just don't talk about it here. There are thousands of homeschooling lists in the world, and this one's for unschoolers." Run by Sandra Dodd.

Getting Started
Tips and resources for getting started with homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

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