New Mexico Connections Academy Enrollment Checklist for the 2018-19 School Year


Thank you for considering New Mexico Connections Academy for your child's education. Many families have found our online school program to be a better fit for their students. The information on this page will help you prepare for enrollment.  

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Get Prepared for Enrollment Information



Do you have everything you need? Because Connections Academy is a public school, parents must submit state-required information and documentation for each student. You will save time and enrollment will go more smoothly if you are prepared!

Use the Enrollment Checklist below to gather the documents you will need. The checklist lists your state's requirements, plus tips to help you find documents you may not have. Once you have your documents ready, it’s easy to create an account and complete the enrollment forms in Connexus®, our online system.

Students who are currently expelled or suspended from their local school or district may not be eligible to enroll.



What Documents to Have Ready

Please have the following documents available and ready to upload to Connexus:

Required Documents
The documents below are required for enrollment in New Mexico Connections Academy. Please submit or transfer information from the following:




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Child's Proof of Age



A copy of one of the documents listed below for each child must be provided to verify age eligibility:

  • Official birth certificate
  • Passport

To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of the official birth certificate or passport along with your enrollment documents. If you do not have either of these documents, please contact the Enrollment Team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Not Sure Where to Get That?





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Proof of Residence (1 form)



According to the New Mexico Higher Education Department, you must reside in the State of New Mexico and provide ONE acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in New Mexico Connections Academy. There are many verifiable forms of documentation, which are detailed below.

Not Sure What is Accepted as Proof?

  • Utility bill
    Acceptable documents include: water, electric, home or cell phone, internet or gas bill that is dated within the last 60 days and that includes your name and service address.
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or signed lease agreement
    Acceptable documents include: A mortgage statement, rental agreement, or lease (including Section 8) agreement. Please note: Documents must be of a current date, as appropriate for the type of document submitted.
  • Valid New Mexico driver's license
  • Bank statement
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last 60 days




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Child’s Proof of Immunization



All New Mexico Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on one of the following:

  • State of New Mexico Official Immunization Form
  • Immunization booklet with all doses signed/stamped
  • Health care provider/Health Department printout
  • Connections Academy Immunization Form, which is a part of your enrollment documents available in Connexus.
These forms must be signed or stamped by your health care provider.

Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?

Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?

Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots they need to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.

What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?

If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through this program:

  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive pediatric vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Immunization Exemptions

A student may be exempt from immunizations for the following reasons: medical exemption or religious beliefs.




Important Documents



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Prior Academic Records



All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll and will be requested to submit academic records for placement.

  • Report Card
    For students applying for grades 4–9: Please submit a copy of the report card from the most recent school year.

    The following items should be included on the report card:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2017–18)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
  • Unofficial Transcript
    For students applying for grades 10–12: Submit an unofficial transcript that includes the complete end-of-year grades from the prior school year and any academic documentation (such as a progress report/interim report, class schedule, or marking period/semester report card) issued for the current school year. Additional documentation may be requested for placement.

    The following items should be included on the unofficial transcript:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2017–18)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
    • Credits Earned
Not Sure How to Get Your Child’s Report Card or Transcript?

  • Contact your student's previous school and request the document, providing them with the information outlined above, OR contact your school's district office with the request.

If after attempting these steps you still cannot obtain your student's report card or transcript, please contact the academic placement services team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Have Your Child(ren) Been Formerly Homeschooled?

If your children are currently homeschooled, please complete the Prior Academic History form. This document will be available to you in Connexus.

  • Prior Academic History Form
    For homeschooled students in grades 4–12: Complete the Prior Academic History Form indicating what courses were completed through a homeschool curriculum.



Other Documents for Special Circumstances

Though not applicable to all families, please submit the documentation requested if the information below is specific to your student.


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Other Documentation



You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.
  • Special Education Documentation: If your student has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the past three years, please submit the following documents:
    • IEP Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent IEP from within the last year.
    • Supporting Evaluation Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent evaluation documentation.
  • Additional Special Education Documentation:
    • IEP Exit Documentation: If your student has been formally exited from special education services, please submit a copy of the formal exit documentation.
  • 504 Plan: If your student has had a 504 Plan within the past three years, please submit a copy of this document.

Ready to Enroll?



Once you have all of the required documentation (outlined above), you are ready to proceed with enrollment in New Mexico Connections Academy.

Problems or Questions?


If you have any concerns or questions, our enrollment team is here to help. Please call us at 800-382-6010.

New Mexico Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.