A Trip Down FCPC’s Memory Lane
To remember means to value not only the before—but also the after.
First City Providential College was a thousand miles away from the very first step it took way back in 1984. FCPC had become a lot of things—a center of excellence, the first, the best in Bulacan, and the private school that highly thrives on its core values. Before everything it is today, it was nothing but a dream come true for President Estrella O. Simon. It seemed like a gift granted to her; for on her 33rd birthday, March 3 1984, was the day the Department of Education gave the go signal for FCPC, known as Francisco Homes Learning Center at that time, to finally operate. The school finally opened on June 14, 1984 and a year later, the school already offered complete elementary education.
To provide better facilities, Dr. Estrella prioritized the establishment of an improved school library in 1988, as it was FCPC’s aim to guarantee well-deserved, affordable and quality education. FCPC started to offer more programs like Special Science Class in 2003 and continuously offered in demand college courses from 2006 onwards. Aside from finally settling on its new name of First City Providential College in 2008, FCPC has also established a record of 100% passing rate in Licensure Examination for Nurses and Licensure Examination for Teachers. To better cater school activities like Ms. Alma Mater and Year-End Socialization party, the FCPC Gymnasium was ready to use in 2013 while Balagtas Hall was completed in 2016 and the Blas Ople Hall in 2018 to give room to a growing number of students.
Throughout the years, FCPC achieved a lot of victories in academic and extracurricular activities like CSANPRISA, BULPRISA, MTAP and cultural competitions. In December 2017, Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) had its first consultancy and preliminary visit to FCPC for its programs in College, Elementary and Junior High School.
When the COVID-19 virus struck the country in 2020, FCPC conducted its sy. 2020-2021 and sy. 2021-2022 virtually through online video platforms and NEO LMS. PACUCOA also virtually conducted their Level 2 Accreditation on Junior High School and Elementary in 2020, and Level 3 Accreditation in 2021. In March 2022, FCPC was one of the pioneer private schools in the City of San Jose Del Monte to conduct limited Face to Face Classes.
Now, as the world rises and adapts to the new normal, FCPC continues to make more history of momentous developments.