Interested in Unschooling in New Mexico? We can help

We’re lucky to be living in a country that allows parents to take their kids out of school and educate them at home. Unlike many other states, New Mexico doesn’t have many homeschooling regulations. New Mexico’s homeschooling law requires meeting the following requirements:

  1. Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent to teach
  2. Must notify the state superintendent of your intent to homeschool 
  3. Must teach for the same number of days that your local public school is in session (generally 180 days)
  4. Must teach the required subjects: reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science
  5. Must maintain immunization records or obtain a waiver of this requirement if you have a religious or medical exemption

Although unschooling via legally homeschooling in New Mexico is feasible if you don’t mind these requirements, your child may not have access to a community of peers who they can engage with and learn from on a day to day basis.

Enter The Open School. We have a virtual program that you can enroll in from anywhere in the world. And as a self-directed school, our program is perfectly aligned with unschooling. We have no required subjects and no tests. Instead, students design virtual activities to do with other students and staff, including art projects, video games, workshops, one-on-one lessons, and anything else you can imagine. It’s a community of self-directed learners, and a great place for unschoolers to make deep, lasting friendships.

If you want your child to be a free learner in New Mexico, with access to a supportive and caring community of peers and adults, a virtual private school may be your best bet. You can read more about our virtual program, or contact us directly, by clicking one of the buttons below.

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