The City of Dasmariñas, the heart of learning institutions of Cavite, has rapidly developed. Indeed, it is a cradle of education.
Dasmariñas Relocation Center High School (DRCHS) – Congressional High School has been established as a high school by virtue of Republic Act No. 7084 which was signed into a law by former President Corazon C. Aquino on August 2, 1991. This had come into fruition through the initiative of Congressman Renato P. Dragon, former Mayor Recto M. Cantimbuhan and Sangguniang Bayan Member Efren Aledia. On June 24, 2004, as per order of the Department of Education and Department of Budget and Management Office, Congressional National High School became an independent high school.
Congressional National High School is located in Via Verde Village, San Agustin II, with a lot area of 19,000 square meters. It is 1½ kilometers away from the town proper of Dasmariñas. The school is bounded by Southcrest Village in the East, Summerwind Village IV in the South, Manuelaville in the Southwest, San Agustin III in the West and San Agustin I in the North.
On June 1, 1998, Congressional National High School (then DRCHS-Congressional High School) was formally opened to the public by the indefatigable man, Mr. Rafael D. Reyes, DNHS principal with the young and dynamic Mr. Emmanuel L. Resurreccion as its Teacher-in-Charge.
Congressional National High School is grateful to its external and internal stakeholders who have contributed to the development and progress of its physical facilities and equipment: Hon. Renato Dragon- 2 storey-building (8 classrooms); Hon. Atty. Elpidio F. Barzaga - electrical connections, path walk, stage, 2 storey-building (4 classrooms) and cementing of grounds; Hon. Ayong S. Maliksi - 2 classrooms, 2-storey building (4 classrooms); Hon. Panfilo Lacson - 2 classrooms; DTI / PCPS Project, 20 Personal Computers; Ayala Foundation, 1 Personal Computer and networking; Hon. Gilbert Remulla - 5Personal Computers; Jeollabuk-Do Office of Education, Republic of Korea through the initiative of Hon. Ayong Maliksi - 20 Personal Computers; In 2007, INTEL granted the school with 80 computer units. In October 2009, CNHS was chosen by e-Meralco Ventures for their experimental Fiber optics internet connection headed by Mr. Danilo Avendaño. The infrastructure was donated by e-Meralco Ventures while the internet connection fee was shouldered by the City Government of Dasmariñas. Still in 2009, MOODLE – a free education software, was availed of by the school. Fit-Ed provided the training of the teachers in utilizing the said technology.
The initial enrolment was 155 freshmen students. These students were first housed in a two-storey buiding with 8 classrooms. Many expressed their views that it is an ideal place for learning. As more families keep on coming from adjacent barangays and subdivisions of Dasmariñas town proper, CNHS enrolment has grown into 3,232 as of this year.From S.Y. 2010-2011 up to S.Y. 2014-2015, Congressional National High School had two annexes: Paliparan II National High School and Langkaan National High School under the very able leadership of Dr Emmanuel L. Resurreccion. These two schools are already independent schools this school year.
In November 2012, Australian Aid in cooperation with UP Open University chose CNHS as one of the recipients of 111 tablet PC. The said tablet PCs had been formally turned over in February 2013. In January and September 2014, the City Government of Dasmariñas donated 10 N-Computing units to CNHS.
In the same way, DepEd in its pursuance of providing quality education to all the students, provided 50 N-computing units to CNHS in September of 2014. In the middle of 2014, 20 tablet PCs and router were donated to the school as part of Boundless Updated Knowledge Offline (BUKO) Project. In November of 2014, City Saving Bank donated 13 tablet PCs to the school. In school year 2015-2016, 40 / 50 inch televisions have been installed in 25 classrooms in CNHS. This realized plan had been made possible because of PTA funds and earnings from school field trip. Also in SY 2015-2016, The City Saving Bank donated additional 10 tablet PCs and 18 computer units donated by the Local Government intended for Technical Drafting students.
During School Year 2016-2017, the school cater (2) 4-storey 12 classrooms and (1) 4-storey 8 classrooms intended for Senior High school department with the help of the City Government of Dasmariñas. It also has 3 computer laboratories with 45 computer units each, 1 speech laboratory, 1 culinary laboratory and 3 Science laboratories.
As a result of the change of curriculum into Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum – K12 under Republic Act 10533 which has for its provision additional two years in high school, Congressional National High School opened its doors to Senior High School students. Consequently, the conversion of the name of school to Congressional Integrated High School had been given approval by Director Diosdado M. San Antonio last August 10, 2017 and had been finally endorsed by Manuela S. Tolentino, Schools Division Superintendent, last September 29, 2017
Looking back at its humble beginnings, the continuing improvement of the school facilities provides a fertile ground for students’ growth which was made possible under the efficient and dynamic leadership of the School Head and the strong forged partnership with both its internal and external stakeholders. The school is continuously meeting the challenges of times to produce graduates who are socially responsive, morally upright, academically equipped, and globally competitive.