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Attention: Families of 11th Graders


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. At Scavo, 68% of juniors don’t have this vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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High School Art Exhibit: Thursday, March 30th


WHAT: High School Art Exhibit opening reception. WHEN: Thursday, March 30th ==> 5:30-7:00 WHERE: Polk County Heritage Gallery:  111 Court Avenue. The show will run through April 11th. The Gallery is open M-F from 11AM – 4PM.

Earth Day Trash Bash 2017

Earth Day Trash Bash April 21st!


On April 21 Scavo students can participate in City of Des Moines Trash Bash.  –More details to come!–


“Day on the Hill” with Pride Group!


Scavo Pride group participated in One Iowa’s “Day on the Hill” and met with Representative Ruth Gaines to discuss their views on two legislative proposals.  One proposal  prohibits the use of conversion therapy and the other adds  transgender to the protector class under the states hate crime law.

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Senior Opportunities


Scavo graduating seniors who are part of the 19+ class have been given a new opportunity this year.  Members of the community who offer post secondary options have been coming into have round table discussions with the outgoing seniors.  This allows Scavo students to work on their networking skills as well as explore or firm … Read more »


Adopt a Street Pickup


Scavo Full Service High School cleaned the streets of Ingersoll and Grand Avenue as part of the Adopt a Street program with the City of Des Moines.  A big thanks goes out to all the students that volunteered, as well as, Mrs. Negussie.  This is Scavo’s second year participating in this program and we look … Read more »

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1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-7589 | F: 515-242-7591

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On April 21 Scavo students can participate in City of Des Moines Trash Bash.  –More details to come!–


Stop by the main office and purchase your Scavo swag for this year.

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About Scavo High School


1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-7589 | E: 


Scavo Full Service High School serves 5oo students from all over the district. We offer multiple educational pathways and a full service community center.Read More…

Welcome to Scavo High School! There are many great opportunities for students to participate in and experience.

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