The New Mexico Public Education Department’s Charter Schools Bureau is driving student success in New Mexico by supporting excellent authorizing practices and charter schools that provide innovative, quality education.
The PED has taken steps to protect the privacy of those involved in the Charter School Renewal process, when appropriate and applicable. Best efforts are made to ensure that all materials published on this site are correct. However, we do not guarantee that all the materials published will be completely free from errors and/or private information.
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Please note that all all state-chartered schools in New Mexico are authorized by the Public Education Commission and serve as their own LEA.
Several public school districts also serve as charter school authorizers and those locally-chartered public schools operate under the jurisdiction of the local school district.
Are you interested in starting a charter school or renewing a charter? Visit the Public Education Commission’s Charter Schools Policies and Processes page.
The Public Education Commission webpage also contains information on state authorized amendment requests and reporting requirements.
List of NM Charter Schools (PDF)
Charter School Statutes (PDF)
Charter School Lottery FAQs (PDF)
Public Education Commission: Information on Starting a Charter School
Public Education Commission: Information on Renewing a Charter