Justin Bieber may have the number one album on the billboard charts, but until last Thursday he lacked what most other 18-year-olds already received — his high school diploma.
Now, however, USA Today is reporting that Bieber has graduated from St. Michael Catholic School in Stratford, Ontario, his hometown. They add that his name is listed on the graduation program between Antoine berger de Nomazy and James Bohan, seemingly nondescript compared to the normal hubub surrounding seemingly everything that carries the young singer’s name.
The New York Times reports that Dan Parr, a superintendent with the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board, stated of Justing Bieber’s graduation that:
“I guess if it happened quietly it’s because Justin chose to keep aspects of his education quiet.”
St. Mike’s principal Tim Doherty commented about the 18-year-old’s name being on the graduation flier that:
“We are very proud of Justin and all of the other 192 graduates of St. Michael school, however, we’re not at liberty to discuss any personal plans or information about Justin or any other graduate.”
Bieber reportedly took courses through e-learning, since his busy schedule did not allow for him to actually sit in a classroom to complete his education. The Toronto Sun notes that 30 credits, including 16 mandatory courses, are required for high school graduation in the province where Bieber earned his diploma.
Justin Bieber didn’t even tweet about his graduation, which is unusual for any high school grad, choosing instead to take to Twitter about Canada Day, Euro 2012, and his new single, “As Long As You Love Me.” Last Thursday, Bieber’s “last day of school,” he did write:
“From a town of 30,000. On my 18th bday we hit 18 MILLION … and now 4 months later we are at 24 MILLION BELIEBERS!!!”
The pop star did take to Twitter a month ago, when he officially passed his test to graduate. Now, though, it seems like Justin Bieber has finally gotten his diploma.