Drake Graduates From High School!

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Drake raps on the hit song "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj.

He certainly made his family, friends and fans proud Wednesday.

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The 25-year-old Tweeted, "97% on my final exam. 88% in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school."

"Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending 5 months working tirelessly with me!!"

The Canadian rap star has been studying with Janzen, a teacher at Vaughan Road Academy in Ontario, Canada, since the end of his tour earlier this year.

With her help, he completed the coursework and credits necessary to earn a GED.

"I'm actually spending my summer graduating high school," he told NOW Toronto in August. "That's my main focus. I only have one credit left, and I'm really excited about that."

Drake dropped out of high school to join the cast of the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation, starring on the show for seven seasons.

He says he took the gig on Degrassi to help out his struggling family.

"My mother was very sick. We were poor, like broke," he said. "The only money I had coming in was off of Canadian TV, which isn't that much money when you break it down."

"A season of Canadian TV is under a teacher's salary. Still, every little bit helped."

Since leaving the show in 2009 and embarking on a solo music career, Drake has signed with Lil Wayne's label, Young Money Entertainment, and become a bona fide sensation.

His two studio albums, Thank Me Later and Take Care, are both multi-platinum sellers.

Save for the occasional brawl with Chris Brown, Drake is sitting pretty these days!

[Photo: WENN.com]

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