New Mexico Homeschool Law – NM Homeschooling Laws

Understanding Your Rights

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in New Mexico is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in New Mexico and helpful links to NM’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, New Mexico homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for New Mexico Homeschool Laws

New Mexico Department of Education Site

New Mexico Homeschool Site

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

New Mexico Homeschool Summary

If you are homeschooling in the state of New Mexico, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Notify the state superintendent of your intent to homeschool within thirty days of the establishment of the homeschool and on or before August 1st of each subsequent year. The notice must identify the school district in the intent, but you are under no legal obligation to notify your local school district.
  2. Complete at least 180 days of school. Keep a record of your school days and note that the exact number of days your child(ren) should be in attendance is based on your school district. 
  3. Maintain immunization records or your exemption. 
  • Take note of requirements for parents. In New Mexico, parents homeschooling their child/ren must have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.


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Homeschool Resources for New Mexico

New Mexico HSLDA Reference Site

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.


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