Homeschooling In Las Cruces, NM.

Home Schooling Associations

Christian Association of Parent Educators New Mexico (CAPE-NM)
Dedicated to informing, encouraging and supporting New Mexico’s home school community and dedicated to preserving, protecting, and defending home education in New Mexico.


See also: Past Events in New Mexico

Field Trips

New Mexico Field Trips
Educational places to visit in New Mexico.

Legal Information

New Mexico Education Code
Not intended as legal advice. For your information only. New law eliminates testing and keeping attendance records. Health records may be kept at home.

Definition of Homeschooling in New Mexico
Covers procedures, forms and testing requirements for homeschooling legally in New Mexico. From PACT.

Home Schools – Overview from the NM PED
Home schools are operated by a parent or legal guardian of a school-age person who instructs a home study program, including but not limited to reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. These students are not considered public school students and do not receive credits for the courses, unless the home study program is through an accredited correspondence school.

Home School FAQ
How do we register? What are the requirements? May I homeschool another’s child? Can my child participate in school sports? Where do I get curriculum?

Home School Operators Procedures Manual
The purpose of the Procedures Manual for Home School Operators in New Mexico is to provide parents, legal guardians, and local school district officials direction for implementing the May 2003 legislation. Also in WORD.

Notification of Establishment of a Home School Form SDE 542-99a
This online form must be completed and submitted to the state superintendent within thirty days of the establishment of a home school and by April 1 of each subsequent year.


This is a list for Christian homeschooling parents in New Mexico and the whole Southwest. Parents to be, those thinking about homeschooling and those from other states are welcome also.

New Mexico Homeschooling
New Mexico homeschoolers of all persuasions and locations can contact one another and share ideas and information here. Owned by Joan Horowitz.

Unschoolers in New Mexico and Southern Colorado can discuss life and the possibility of get-togethers. Talking about making your kids do math is Right Out. If you “make your kids do work” just don’t talk about it here. Sandra Dodd’s list.


Aztec Home Schooling
We are not a school – you cannot enroll here. But you can register your program with us. This aids in accumulating statistics on homeschooling. You can order some “How to Homeschool” packets from them. [Note that many homeschool associations give such packets away for free or have them online.]

Homeschooling in New Mexico
This web site is intended to be a source of information for homeschooling families in New Mexico.

A kind person who has been using our Home Schooling in Las Cruces Website advises us that this Website has a great wealth of information about child-led learning resources. So, we would like to pass this on as an additional resource.

Home Schooling Pathfinder
A guide to resources at Rio Rancho Public Library.

Home Study Program of the Santa Fe Community School
Provides structure and tools to help parents comply with state laws for children of compulsory school age in grades K-12. SFCS issues grade placement recommendations, high school credits, transcripts, and diplomas.

New Mexico Homeschooling
Assistance and support for homeschooling families in New Mexico brought to you by Sandra Dodd.

Santa Fe Community School Home Study Program
Provides structure and direction for homeschooling families to maintain comprehensive records and educate their children. Based on those records we issue credits, diplomas and transcripts.

Support Groups


Albuquerque Homeschool Co-op
A support group offering homeschooling families social support, fun, and enriching educational activities. Our busy group welcomes homeschoolers regardless of religious belief or educational philosophy. Message Board.

Albuquerque Homeschool Science Club
A cooperative group meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico to share, present and discover the world of science with our 5 to 10 year old children.

Gathering Of Alternative Learners
GOAL is a group for New Mexico Homeschoolers in the Albuquerque, East Mountain, Edgewood, Stanley, Moriarty, & Rio Rancho/Taylor Ranch area. One complaint has been lodged with me about this group.

OLE-O.L.E. stands for Outer Limits Educators, referring to those on the Outer Limits of the greater Albuquerque area. This group was started to provide East Mountain homeschoolers with secular and all-inclusive homeschool support.


Holy Faith Home Educators
Catholic homeschooling families offering each other friendship, encouragement and support in the Santa Fe area.


Ana County Family Educators
1766 Royal
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (505) 522-1499

Christian HomeSchoolers of Las Cruces
CHSLC is a new group looking to provide fellowship and support to Christian home educators in the Las Cruces, New Mexico and surrounding area.

Homeschooling Parents and Children Together
Homeschooling PACT is an informal, inclusive, cooperative group.
P.O. Box 961, Portales, NM 88130

Sharing Homes And Resources for Education
SHARE is a support group at Holloman AFB, near Alamogordo; includes military as well as civilian homeschoolers.
Email: Marcie Good jmgood@zianet.com

Southern NM Homeschool Association
Southern New Mexico’s source for park days, field trips, events, cooperative learning and support for homeschoolers in the area. Includes the Deming, Las Cruces, Silver City and Lordsburg areas.

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Homeschoolers
S.T.A.R.C.H. is a group of homeschoolers, and  a part of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. We educate our children in the Classic Roman Catholic tradition.

Support Group Lists

New Mexico Support Groups
List from Home Education Magazine. To be listed, email

Universities and Colleges

New Mexico Tech
A student-centered research university specializing in science and engineering. Homeschool admissions requirements.

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