How to Get Started


Am I a good fit for online learning?

At IDEAL-NM we believe that all students are digital learners. However, basic computer literacy skills are critical to your success should you choose to enroll in an online course. To find out what these skills are, go to the student resources.

Who do I contact to enroll in an IDEAL-NM online course?

As a New Mexico public school student, you can enroll in an IDEAL-NM online course through your local school. Your first point of contact is your school counselor. If you have difficulty finding someone to talk to about enrolling in IDEAL-NM, you may contact the IDEAL-NM student services coordinator.

If you are a home school student, you can enroll directly through IDEAL-NM and pay for your enrollment fees. However, you will not receive high school credit. To enroll directly through IDEAL-NM as a home school student, contact the IDEAL-NM student services coordinator. If you want to earn credit towards graduation, you will need to enroll through a local school. To do this, contact your local school counselor.

If you are a private school student, you can enroll in an online IDEAL-NM course through your school if your school participates in IDEAL-NM. Contact your school counselor to find out if your school participates in IDEAL-NM.

Need Help?

Virtual School Tech Support
Monday—Friday, 8am—5pm
(505) 827 6662
support@idealnm.info