Originated from the Armed Forces of the Philippines School for Enlisted Men (AFPSEM).
Established informally in Fort Stotsenbergh (Basa Air Base) in 1946. It was originally conceived as a school for enlisted men which aimed to extend the benefit of secondary education to AFP personnel who were recruited to fight during the huk campaign.
It was established as a public school in September 11, 1958 as a result of a M.O.A. between the department of education and the Philippines Army.
Upgraded by the virtue of the approval of the DECS into a tertiary educational system and was named Fort Bonifacio College in 1967.
In 1978, Major Oswaldo P. Villanueva assumed the presidency. In the span of years, FABC has traveled far since then. Mrs. Lydia F. Pineda, Principal III, assumed leadership. The morale and welfare of the faculty, staff and students were uplifted. High school department was nationalized in 1988.The Philippine army ceded the Fort Bonifacio College to the city government of Makati through a memorandum of agreement in January 10, 1990.
FBHS now occupies a multimillion modern building given by the city of Makati under the dynamic leadership of former Mayor Jejomar C. Binay and the city council headed by former Vice Mayor Arturo Yabut. Dr. Erlinda C. Usabal is the principal of FBHS.
Mr. Samuel C. Bulan was designated as OIC principal in 2001. FBHS has been reaping honors and awards academic and sportswise.
In April 2003, Mr. Dominico C. Idanan was designated as the new principal of the school and renewed the quality of education and desirable values through a high standard of competence, commitment and dedication. He introduced a goal-oriented Fort Bonifacio with the battle cry: Forward Fort Bonifacio High School and Hit the Star. On February 26, 2004, www.fbhs-makati.edu.ph, the official website of FBHS was launched through the initiative of the School's ICT Coordinator, Mrs. Lilybeth D. Sagmaquen
Mr. Samuel C. Bulan was again designated FBHS officer in charge in September 2004. A man of action, he instituted significant program and projects. Through his Project Rebound, the school performance level in the NAT and DAT was raised from the cellar to third and fourth places respectively.
On October 9, 2006, Mr. Wilmore C. Moredo assumed his office as the new principal of Fort Bonifacio High School. With his leadership he introduced Project WCM which is a search for Worthy Classroom Management, a school intervention program where discipline is the foremost objective. "Learning can be effectively transferred if we infuse discipline to the students". Mr. Wilmore C. Moredo emphasized discipline in his advocacy to academic excellence and commitment.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Enrolment in this school is considered as a formal acceptance by the students of the obligation to faithfully carry out their responsibilities and their expression of willingness to collaborate with the school administration and faculty.
Applicants for admission are to secure and to accomplish application forms from the Guidance Office.
Birth Certificate,Report Cards (Form 138), certification of good moral character and Barangay Captain certification of residence (proofs if necessary) are requirements for enrolment.)
Directives on Discipline
Uniforms The school requires the students to attend classes and other official functions of the school in their prescribed school uniform.
Identification Card A. The loss of an I.D. card shall be reported immediately by the student to the Discipline Board, which shall determine if the student should be issued a new I.D.
Attendance and Absences
The school requires regular and punctual attendance in all classes. Absence for any cause whatsoever does not exempt a student from written work (tests) and any matters required during the period of his/her absence. The responsibility for making up for such work depends upon the students.
In all cases of absences, an admission and /or excuse slip must be secured from the Guidance Office upon the presentation satisfactory to said school officials. The excuse slip has to be certified by the class adviser or in his/her absence by the guidance counselors.
Three instances of tardiness without valid reasons are equivalent to one absence. All cases of tardiness are considered unjustified unless a letter signed by the parent/guardian is presented to the advisers.
Absences due to illness must be certified by a doctor. The implementation or appreciation of the rules on attendance may be modified at the discretion of the principal.
A student who incurs ten (10) consecutive absences or twenty (20) days inconsecutive absences in any subject area shall be notified by the member of the Discipline Board. Failure on the part of the parents to appear shall be ground for the school principal to drop him/her from the school roll of students.
A student who cuts classes shall not be admitted in all his/her classes the next day unless accompanied by his/her parent/guardian.
Code of Discipline:
The legal basis of the school's authority to discipline the student is provided the manual of regulation of the Dep Ed, which says on:
Schools shall have the authority and prerogative to promulgate such rules and regulations as they may deem necessary from time to time effective as of the date of their promulgation unless otherwise specified.
No penalty shall be imposed upon the student, except for cause as defined in this Manual and/or in the school's rules and regulation duly promulgated and only after due investigation shall have been conducted.
Causes for Disciplinary Action The following are whereby disciplinary administrative sanctions shall be meted out after due investigation by the Discipline Board.
Not wearing/borrowing or lending and /or tampering of I.D.
Bringing to school, without permission of the principal, cassette, recorders, transistor radio, game and watch, and other items that tend to disrupt classes.
Littering and spitting
Sitting on the tables and arms of chairs.
Violation of uniform and /or haircut regulation.
Wasteful use of chalk and / or writing on the blackboard without the teacher's permission.
Loitering along the corridors or hallways when classes are going on.
Disturbance, obstruction or interference with the normal functioning of classes, school offices, and recognized school activities such as borrowing of pen books,etc. during class hours.
Roaming around the room during class sessions and . Or occupying the seat assigned to someone else
Entering the faculty room without valid reason.
Fighting, quarrelling within the school premises, and/or on its immediate vicinity.
Littering inside classroom and school ground.
Drunkenness and/or drinking liquor within the school premises.
Theft or damage to property of the school or its constituents.
Dishonesty such as cheating during examination.
Forgery, alteration or misuse of school documents, records or credentials.
Vandalism which includes tearing or defacing any library books or periodicals, drawing or posting unauthorized notices on the walls, fences, post and other parts of the school building, breakage of glass windows, school cases, doors. Electrical devices, unauthorized removal of official notices poster, from the Bulletin Boards and other similar acts.
Possession, illegal use or distribution of narcotic drugs such as LSD, marijuana, barbiturates or operate in any form within the school premises.
Illegal possession or use of explosive, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
Engaging in any form of gambling within the school compound.
Engaging in lewd, indecent or immoral conduct within the premises.
Participating in fraternities.
Wearing of earring for male.
PENALTIES: The school reserves the right, after due investigation, to subject a student found violating the rules on discipline to the following penalties depending upon the nature and gravity of the offense committed
Reprimand-parents to see the Principal
Suspension-and-failing grade in conduct
Dropping of student from the school
Suspension-parents to see the Principal
Failing grade in conduct
Dropping of student from the school roll
Note: A student who commits three (3) major offenses will be recommended for expulsion.