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​Recently Biology students at Scavo were participants in activities brought to them by Mike Zeller from Iowa State.  He is the Outreach Education Coordinator for the Office of Biotechnology at Iowa State University.  This is the third year he has been to Scavo to work with students here. He brought materials and equipment to extract … Read more »


College Fair at DMACC


On October 16, 2014, Scavo had approximately 16 students attend the Iowa Association for College Admissions College Fair at the Des Moines Area Community College.  Students were able to visit with more than 70 different post-secondary institutes from Iowa and surrounding states.  Scavo juniors and seniors with high credits were able to attend this fair … Read more »


Iowa State Men’s Basketball Players and Coaches Visit Scavo


Iowa State University Men’s basketball players and coaches are speaking with Scavo High School students today. It is part of the “Stay in to Win” campaign sponsored by the National Basketball Coaches Association. This is the third year of our partnership with the ISU Men’s basketball program. Players and coaches share their educational journey and … Read more »

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Scavo Students and Staff Take the Pledge


Scavo PRIDE group helped students and staff Take the Pledge on Thursday October 16th and take a stand against bullying towards LGBT youth .  Students were asked to wear purple in support of Spirit Day.  The PRIDE members gave out treats to students and staff that were wearing purple.  They also offered purple bracelets to students and … Read more »


Flu shots and Mist Available at Scavo


Scavo is hosting a community flu clinic on Wednesday Oct 15th from 4:30-6:30. The clinic is open to all members of our school and community. It will be held in the gym.


Fall Conferences 10-15-14


Fall conferences are Wednesday Oct. 15th 3:30-8:00. Your students advocate will be contacting you to set up a time to meet. At Scavo we take pride in our home to school relationships and look forward to having our parents in the building. If you have any questions or do not hear from your child’s advocate … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
EQ PD/ No School for Students
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 22
Winter Break
Jan 15
Winter Conferences and Open House 3:30-7:30
Mar 13
Spring Break!

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

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Spirit Week is Oct. 27-31

Monday-Decade Day

Tuesday-Pink Day

Wednesday- Wacky Day

Thursday- Team Day

Friday – Spirit Day


No school November 26-28 for Fall break


Our first Attendance Challenge begins on Oct. 6th.


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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