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Eligibility Requirements for the 2020-21 School Year

You must meet specific state and program requirements to attend New Mexico Connections Academy. Student eligibility requirements in New Mexico are determined by the state of New Mexico, which is the authorizing body for New Mexico Connections Academy. Before enrolling, review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades 4–12.

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

Proof of Age

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your enrollment documents:

  • Official birth certificate
  • Passport

Geographical Limitations

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • Gas, electric, home or cell phone, internet or water bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or signed annual lease agreement
  • Bank statement
  • Valid New Mexico driver's license
  • Letter from a government agency dated within the last 60 days


All New Mexico Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on either a state of New Mexico official immunization form, an immunization booklet with all doses signed/stamped, a health provider/Health Department printout, or the Connections Academy Immunization form. These forms must be signed or stamped by a health care provider.

New Mexico allows for medical or religious exemptions. For medical exemptions you must provide a Department of Health approved New Mexico Certificate of Exemption.

For religious exemptions, you may provide:

See the New Mexico school immunization requirements

Prior Public Schooling Limitations

All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll.

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.

Return to New Mexico Connections Academy enrollment instructions

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