The commission’s Columbus meeting is set for 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Columbus Community Center.
Organizers are trying to get the state to approve a charter school in Columbus to serve 7th through 12th grade students living in southern Luna County, to include American citizen students living in Palomas, Mexico.
Supporters say the school – which would feature a non-traditional school year, longer school day and partner organizations – also would allow parents to be more involved in their children’s education.
And organizers are petitioning for another charter school in Deming. The Academic Opportunities Academy would be a self-paced, individualized, multi-grade educational program serving grades 1-12 using a detailed curriculum mapping database.
The Deming meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the conference center at 119 East Pine Street.
Both meetings are part of a statewide swing this week by the state Public Education Commission which includes stops in Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Gadsden, Alamogordo and Carlsbad.
There are applications pending before the commission to establish 14 new charter schools.
The commission will meet next month in Santa Fe to vote on whether to approve the schools.