New Mexico Virtual School & Educational Portals

Innovative Digital Education and Learning-New Mexico (IDEAL-NM) is a statewide eLearning program of the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Virtual School: In partnership with New Mexico schools, IDEAL-NM offers online courses taught by New Mexico licensed teachers. The courses are teacher-led, interactive and aligned with standards. Students across the state enroll in the IDEAL-NM virtual school for a variety of reasons including, enrichment, expanded access to electives, credit recovery and acceleration and to fulfill the distance learning graduation requirement.

Educational Portals: IDEAL-NM encourages the use of technology to offer more personalized and college- and career-ready educational programs. Through partnership with IDEAL-NM, all New Mexico schools have access to the statewide learning management system (LMS) at no cost. The LMS serves as a platform for the delivery of online and blended learning.