Instructions for Becoming a Member of ACES

ACES is the operational name of a public entity composed of only Charter Schools, established by Charter Schools and for the benefit of the Charter Schools. To become a member, the Charter School must become a party to the Joint Powers Agreement to Establish the New Mexico Charter School Educational Service Association (JPA).

The process is easy as one – two – three:

  1. Download and read the attached Joint Powers Agreement. If this is something that you believe can be beneficial to your Charter School, have your Governing Board adopt and sign the final page of the attachment ‐ RESOLUTION OF CHARTER SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD. The JPA is a living, growing document. This resolution approves becoming a party to the JPA and delegates to the Principal or Chief Educational Officer of your charter school the authority to approve certain amendments that may be made in the future;
  2. Enter the name of your Charter School on the Name of Institution line on page six under PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT, sign your name on the signature line, enter the date signed on the date line, and print your name on the print name line;
  3. Mail the original of the RESOLUTION OF CHARTER SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD and the original of the sixth page, PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT, in an envelope to Dr. Jaime Tamez, ACES Executive Director, P.O. Box 3146, Albuquerque, NM 87190; or call or email Jaime Tamez and he will be glad to pick up the documents.  Be certain to retain copies of both documents.

There is no cost for membership in ACES and no yearly dues or fees.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact the ACES Interim Executive Director, Dr. Max Luft at:

⇒ Download the ACES Membership Packet (PDF)