School News


Ice Bucket Challenge


Today at 1:15 the Scavo Main Office staff including the administrators will complete the Ice Bucket Challenge. Check back later for video and pictures.


Scavo Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Scavo and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


22 Summer Graduates


Summer graduation is tonight, 6PM at Hoyt Sherman Place. Scavo, once again, had the most summer graduates in the district with 22. That brings our total number of graduates for the class of 2014 to 104! Congratulations to the largest graduating class in Scavo’s history.


Scavo Fall News Letter


WEBSITE:     EMAIL:   TWITTER:@ScavoHS July, 2014   Registration for ALL students will be: Wednesday, August 6th,1:00 –7:00 PM and Thursday, August 7th,1:00 –7:00PM. If you are unable to make it to registration, please come in to Scavo after August 11th to get registered. You must register before school starts on August 20. The … Read more »


No Cost Meals Available this Fall at Scavo


Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.


Registration for 2014-2015 school year


Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is August 6th-7th 1-7pm both days. A registration packet will be mailed to you in July. Bring your completed packet to registration for quick processing.

Upcoming Events

Oct 15
Fall Conferences 3:30-7:30
Oct 15
Community Flu Clinic 4:30-6:30 pm
Oct 24
EQ PD/ No School for Students
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 22
Winter Break

3725 52nd St, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-7589 | F: 515-242-7591

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No School this Monday. Enjoy the 3 day weekend!


Congratulations to the 30 students who will graduate this summer. Bringing the total number of graduates for 2014 to 104!


Fall conferences are Oct. 15 3:30-7:30


Parents check out this helpful link




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About Scavo High School


3725 52nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-7589 | E: 


Scavo Alternative High School serves approximately 300 students in grades 10-12. Classroom size is smaller with additional supports for students needing an environment that is responsive and flexible to their learning needs. Read More…

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