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The New Mexico Public Education Department’s Charter Schools Division (CSD) is driving student success in New Mexico by supporting excellent authorizing practices and charter schools that provide innovative, quality education.

If you need information that is not available on the website, contact Options for Parents and Families Division (OPFD) at

Please note that all charter schools in New Mexico are public schools. Public charter schools can be state-chartered or district-chartered. All state-chartered schools in New Mexico are authorized by the Public Education Commission (PEC) and serve as their own Local Educational Agency (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.

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All charter schools in New Mexico are listed in the Directory, which includes the school’s authorizer and contact information. Recent changes (schools opened, closed, change in authorizer, name change) are listed on the Changes tab of the Directory. The Directory is updated frequently and all information is current. Please notify if you believe any information in the Directory is incorrect.

In November 2023 the PED issued Request for Proposals (RFP) 24-92400-00010 for a Charter Schools Data System. Proposals were due February 12, 2024, and are being evaluated by a committee that includes PEC commissioners and CSD staff.

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Page last updated May 2, 2024