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New Mexico Online School Options


Virtual public school gives New Mexico students a safe place to thrive and grow—excited to start each day with support from caring teachers at every step along their K–12 journey. We strive to deliver a well-rounded learning experience, developing students academically as well as socially and emotionally. Our goal is to work with New Mexico families to create happy, engaged students who graduate from online school and find a fulfilling career or college path as their next step.

New Mexico Connections Academy
  • Enrolls students in grades 4–12.
  • Provides live, teacher-led instruction in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Offers a safe, supportive way to attend school from home for New Mexico students.
  • Accredited by the North Central Association Commission Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of Cognia, formerly AdvancED.
Pecos Connections Academy
  • Serves students in grades K–12.
  • Caring teachers lead live, online instruction.
  • Has a welcoming online school community that helps students lean into learning.
  • Accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of Cognia, formerly AdvancED

Are there online schools in New Mexico for my student?

Residents of New Mexico have the schooling option to send their children to an online school in New Mexico. In online school, students have the benefit of connecting to their teachers and curriculum online from home and anywhere with an internet connection. New Mexico online schools can deliver a high-quality education and prepare your student for success in today’s technology-driven world.

Do online school students and homeschool students in New Mexico get the same education?

While online school and homeschool programs are similar in that they’re both home-based education options, online students get a very different learning experience than homeschool students.

Parents that choose the path of traditional homeschooling have total responsibility for developing or buying the curriculum and serving as the teacher—teaching lessons and grading student work. With an virtual public school, students are taught a state-approved curriculum by New Mexico–certified teachers.

Are there online elementary schools New Mexico students can attend?

There are a few online elementary schools students in the state can attend. Online school is a great way for students to learn from home, with parent involvement. Students connect to their curriculum and lessons through an online learning portal. With younger students, we find they learn best if a parent or other trusted adult serves as the student’s Learning Coach to help guide them through their coursework and stay on task.

Are there New Mexico online middle schools available for my student?

There are a few online middle schools students can attend. At online schools in New Mexico, students complete lessons at home, at a pace that works best them. Students have the flexibility to adjust their schedule to meet their needs and attend regularly scheduled live sessions with teachers and classmates in a virtual classroom. At virtual schools, New Mexico teachers are specially trained to make online learning engaging and effective.

How much does it cost to go to a public online school in New Mexico?

Because New Mexico online public schools are a part of the state’s public school system, there is no tuition to attend a K–12 New Mexico online public school. New Mexico online public school students are delivered a high-quality education from home that meets the same state standards in education as their brick-and-mortar school peers.

Is there a free online homeschool in New Mexico?

Homeschooling in NM is an online school option, but there can be costs involved with buying curriculum and technology support.

Is there a New Mexico online high school my student can attend?

Two excellent online high schools in New Mexico are Pecos Connections Academy and New Mexico Connections Academy. At these online public schools in New Mexico, high school students can earn an official New Mexico high school diploma. Students have the ability to take honors and Advanced Placement®* courses. Plus, licensed school counselors can advise them about the college application process and financial aid.