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Public Charter Schools of New Mexico is the primary entity that supports and advocates for charter schools in the land of enchantment. It is the only state-wide professional organization serving New Mexico’s charter schools. Our mission is to increase student academic achievement by serving charter schools and advocating for charter school quality, growth, and autonomy.
Hear directly from New Mexico families and educators about how free, public charter schools are meeting the needs of their students and communities.
PCSNM is the recipient of a Charter School Program (CSP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Click for Information
Step 1: Watch the Introductory CSP Webinar HERE.
Step 2: Watch the CSP Pre-Application MANDATORY Training HERE
Step 3: Complete the Google Form after reviewing the webinar: HERE.
Despite 20 years of history in New Mexico and serving over 25,000 students each year, our charter schools are in severe danger of funding cuts and new laws that restrict their ability to serve students. We need our broader community of supporters to be informed, and get involved.
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Why Public Charter Schools?
Charter schools in New Mexico are public schools, and follow the same laws for finances and operations as traditional public schools. The difference is in their educational model, where a small number of exemptions to the public school code allow for dynamic education models to be offered. The charter school movement began with a small number of school leaders looking to offer innovative education opportunities to our students.
Today, over 25,000 students attend a charter school in New Mexico, joining the approximately 1 million students who attend a public charter school in 40 states. New Mexico’s public charter schools are leading the way forward for innovation in public education, supporting innovative school models such as individualized learning and STEM education. Charter schools provide college credit opportunities in high school, culturally relevant programs and arts education. Most importantly, they act as the vehicle to reform the traditional “one size fits all” model of education.
Schools in New Mexico