New Mexico - Public Education Department

Welcome to New Mexico K-3 Plus!

The purpose of K–3 Plus is to demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between at-risk students and other students, increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants.

K3 plus Overview Video
(The password for the video is "nmped")

The program extends the school year for K–3 by 25 instructional days beginning before school starts. The K–3 Plus program provides funding for additional educational time for students in kindergarten through third grade in eligible schools. K–3 Plus eligibility includes public schools in which eighty percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-fee lunch at the time the public school applies for the program or an elementary school with a D or F grade the previous year.

Important Dates:
Application forms sent to districts and charters
Completed applications due back to the PED
Districts notified of awards
February 1, 2017
March 15, 2017
No later than April 15, 2017

Jerry Apodaca Education Building
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Room 303
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone (505) 827-6526
Fax (505) 827-6563


Yolanda Peña
K-3 Plus Program Coordinator

Samantha Koroneos
K-3 Plus Coordinator

Michael Miller
Literacy Bureau Director

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