Program Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of the Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School Advisory Program is to create meaningful connections with our students in a supportive environment that promotes a sense of belonging, develops personal decision-making skills, fosters social and emotional growth, and connects us to our larger community.  

General Information

Anchor Time is structured around monthly themes: new beginnings, aspirations, vision, involvement, greatness, awareness, taking responsibility, imagination, opportunities, and new horizons. Students are assigned an Anchor Time advisor and will remain with that advisor for three years. Anchor Time is currently a half-hour period scheduled once a week. 


The ILP or Individual Learning Plan is completed and reviewed on a quarterly basis by each student.