G.I.L.A. : live|learn |grow

Reserve your spot for the 2019-2020 school year with Alaska's only vocational boarding school.

why choose G.I.L.A.?

G.I.L.A. advantages

We believe strongly that G.I.L.A. offers the best academic opportunities
available in Alaska, for three primary reasons:

The Experience

Our campus is located in Galena, Alaska, a rural setting appealing to the lifestyle of the rural students and also allowing those from urban communities to pursue a more focused emphasis on the individual student. Our unique location offers a special dynamic where students can pursue academic success, while immersed in a close-knit community of peers and a support team of caring, dedicated staff. G.I.L.A. offers an unparalleled educational experience you simply won’t find elsewhere.

Academic Excellence

G.I.L.A. hires top notch vocational and technical teachers for the purpose of grooming students for upper level career pathways. Our educators are famous for their enthusiastic and inspiring teaching techniques in which students may enjoy a more hands-on and active learning style in a variety of course offerings. Each student benefits from personalized guidance and a custom learning plan to correspond with their selected interests and goals.

Sports + Recreation

From basketball, volleyball and cross-country running to wrestling, swim team and Native Youth Olympics, G.I.L.A. students are given an opportunity to shine in many extracurricular activities sponsored by the school. Other workshops, clubs and events are held throughout the school year. Choose from Talent Competitions, Musicals, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Battle of the Books, Trapping Club, Native Dance, Sled-Shop, Film Festivals, Carnivals and more!

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!


Our graduates have gone on to become pilots, health aides, EMT’s, city and tribal administrators — and many have landed excellent union positions in welding and construction locally, throughout Alaska.

Due to shortage, forecasted number of Pilots to be Hired by 2029
Approx # of nurses needed to replace those retiring in the field by 2022
Number of jobs added in the IT field by 2024 (from 3.9 million to 4.4 million)
13 %
Projected growth percent for employment of construction laborers by 2024