Believe it, Beliebers. Your favorite pop idol, Justin Bieber, has officially graduated from high school!
The "Boyfriend" singer quietly finished up all his required course work to earn himself a diploma as part of the 2012 graduating class of St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in his native Stratford, Ontario.
According to QMI, a Canadian news service, Bieber did not turn up in person for the commencement ceremony that took place last Thursday night, but the 18-year-old crooner's name was included in the program.
"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," St. Mike's principal Tim Doherty told QMI.
So how did Justin manage to juggle getting an education with the demands of pop stardom? After all, the guy's got priorities, like his current global tour in support of his latest studio (and fourth No. 1) album, Believe, spending quality time with gal-pal Selena Gomez, keeping up with his 24 million-plus Twitter followers and plugging his own perfume.
The agency reports the popster took courses through e-learning, though the nature of his course load remains classified out of respect for his privacy. St. Michael does require its students to complete 30 credits, including 16 mandatory classes, however. And as E! News reported last month, it's fairly common for teenage entertainers to finish their education outside the classroom via home schooling programs.
In the meantime, while we wait to hear whether Bieber will give it the old college try, we're anxious to see his high school yearbook photo.