Born in Flint MI, Scraps first attended Mott Community College, were he studied basic art. At that point he realized that art would be his profession. He was later accepted to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied Animation and Illustration. He quickly realized that animation involved too much digital art and not enough of the classic pencil and paper, which fueled his passion. After his professional training, he started experimenting with different mediums, including Airbrushing. His first opportunity to airbrush professionally was at T-Rods in Flint MI, he then went on to partnered with Psycho Customs in Bay City MI. With years of professional training and experimenting with different mediums, he has provided the highest level of art that can be seen throughout Flint & Genesee County. Aside from his public murals, his work can be found displayed on the interior walls of the LEER Corp., Flint Hard Cider Co. in Flint, MI.

Welcome to The New Standard Academy!

The New Standard’s family like atmosphere provides an environment to serve the whole child in grades Pre-K-8th. The staff takes a vested interest in the success of all their students and families.

Students enrolled in The New Standard will:


  • -master vital core subjects
  • -overcome learning struggles
  • -become strong achievers
  • -be college-ready at graduation
New Standard Academy has staggered start times for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students in 7-10th grade are in session from 7:15 to 2:45. Students in Young 5’s through 6th grade are in session from 8:15 to 3:45. Students have a variety of outlets including tutoring and athletics to engage in afterschool. The academy also has a very aggressive MTSS (multi-tiered systems of support) program. In MTSS, students are offered early intervention that focuses on remediation of key concepts they are deficient in. The academy prides itself on student accountability and striving to prepare students for college.