Summer is a time to have picnics, hang on the beach, and most of all, forget about the pressures of school. But not for everyone, unfortunately -- at least one of our favorite celebs has been stuck singing the “Back To School” song this summer.
After spending much of the summer in a heated feud with Chris Brown and racking up VMA nominations, Drake decided to focus the rest of the summer on graduating high school. That’s right -- while other celebs were enjoying trips to the London Olympics, the Degrassi star-turned-rapper was sharpening his pencils, putting batteries in his calculator, and sucking up to teachers.
Surprisingly, Drake told Toronto’s Now Magazine that he is “really excited” to graduate high school. Whether or not Drake is as enthusiastic about getting his study on as he says he is, he can definitely find some comfort in the fact that he doesn’t have to stay in school for that much longer before he receives his diploma.
In fact, Drake only needs to acquire one more credit before joining the illustrious group of celebs who graduated high school in 2012, which includes Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Jake T. Austin. Check out this year's famous grads in the slideshow below.
Who's your favorite celeb to graduate in the class of 2012? Are you rooting for Drake to win a VMA? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
When Justin Bieber finished his GED, he didn't get a traditional graduation ceremony -- until Ellen DeGeneres surprised him with a cap, gown, and diploma on her talk show.
<em>Victorious</em> actress <a href="http://www.mmm-mag.com/2012/04/ariana-grande-pictured-after-g.html" target="_hplink">Ariana Grande graduated </a>from North Broward Preparatory School College in Boca Raton, Florida this year. We think she looks adorable in her cap and gown!
Jake T. Austin
The <em>Wizards of Wavery Place</em> star graduated from Clarkstown High School South in West Nyack, New York. No magic spells here, Jake put in hard work to finish high school. <em>Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated that Jake's high school is in Los Angeles, when in fact, it is in West Nyack, New York.</em>
<em>The Carrie Diaries</em> star graduated from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado this year. She was <a href="http://www.luckymag.com/blogs/luckyrightnow/2012/05/lucky-office-visit-annasophia-robb-of-the-carrie-diaries" target="_hplink">accepted to Stanford University</a>, although she's deferring her enrollment for another year to focus on acting.
<em>American Idol</em> winner <a href="http://wqyk.cbslocal.com/2012/06/07/scotty-mccreery-graduates-from-garner-high-school/" target="_hplink">Scotty McCreery graduated</a> from Garner High School in Garner, North Carolina. He plans to attend North Carolina State University this fall.