8/27/2014

Currently

61°F

Clear
Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 29.99 in

Entertainment

Mark Wahlberg no longer a high school dropout

Mark Wahlberg no longer a high school dropout
Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the premiere of "Two Guns" on Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Show Caption
BOSTON (AP) — Mark Wahlberg is now a high school graduate — 25 years after dropping out of a Boston high school.

The 42-year-old actor-producer finished his diploma requirements after taking classes online. He dropped out of Copley Square High School, now known as Snowden International School at Copley, in the 9th grade.

The Boston Globe reported Tuesday (bo.st/1emw7me) that Wahlberg wrote of the struggles he faced growing up surrounded by "drugs, violence and crime" in a column in The Huffington Post on Monday.

In the column he says he's been taking classes and studying while on movie sets, traveling and at home.

In June 2012, Wahlberg announced he was going back to school with the help of Snowden headmaster Kerry Torndorf who enrolled Wahlberg in his school's Accelerated Learning Academy.
Share:
Miley Cyrus' VMA date wanted by Oregon police Miley Cyrus' VMA date wanted by Oregon police