Public Charter Schools of New Mexico provide several events to its members and the character school community in New Mexico at large. These include Governing Board training, our annual conference, regional meetings, and lunch and learn events. Below you'll see our upcoming offerings. Some events are only open to members.

2024 School Choice Fair

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January 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MST


Looking for a new school to call home? A free public charter school fair in Albuquerque during School Choice Week will be jam-packed with kid-friendly fun and K-12 learning options for families to explore.

The school choice fair will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Featuring nearly 50 local options, the fair will give families a taste of the many public charter schools, private schools, magnet schools and homeschool groups in the Albuquerque area, ranging from arts schools to cyber academies.

Student performances throughout the event will spread a spirit of celebration. Adding to the fun, the event will offer face painting, balloon twisting, snacks, a DJ, and a dance floor where kids can groove to the official School Choice Week theme song.

Information will be available for families in both English and Spanish through the involvement of Conoce tus Opciones Escolares, a project of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation.

New Mexico’s education landscape is changing each year; many families are learning about their options for the 2024-2025 school year. The annual school choice fair aims to bring meaningful community support to parents, inviting them to connect with schools, pick up application details, and have their questions about charter schools answered.

The fair is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-17, 2024), which will feature tens of thousands of school choice celebrations across all 50 states, from microschooling meet-ups to landmark light-ups. More than 200 of these events will take place in the Land of Enchantment.

“Families deserve to attend the school that is best for their child,” said Matthew Pahl, executive director of Public Charter Schools of New Mexico (PCSNM). “We’re excited for Albuquerque families to learn about the options available to them, including many great free, public charter schools.”

Join more than 400 community members for the fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located at 401 2nd St NW. The fair will take place in the Ruidoso-Pecos/San Miguel-Mesilla Rooms on the Upper Level of the East Building.

This event is hosted by Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, the primary entity supporting and advocating for charter schools in the land of enchantment.

Families can learn more and RSVP for the free event at

For more information, contact Angela Lopez at or (505) 660-9496.

Public Charter Schools of New Mexico