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Fantasia's One Class Act

From Do-Re-Mi.. to A.B.C.’s.

After dropping out of school in the 9th grade, Singer Fantasia says she’s ready to earn her high school degree.

The 24-year old American Idol winner reportedly says:

“I’ve been talking about it for so long. I have a lot of young people who look up to me, like my 15-year-old brother and 7-year-old daughter. It’s something that I really need to do and that I want to do.”

The singer has been through a rough few months. She nearly lost her home to foreclosure, but she’s bounced back and has even lost 20 pounds.

“I had to sit back for awhile and had to get some things settled. I had been with a lot of people not doing what they said they were going to do. I didn’t have time to sit back and cry. I didn’t have time to go to a mental health counselor. I had to keep my s–t on straight-excuse my language!-and handle my business, because it’s not just about me. It’s about me and my whole family.”

On Sunday, Fantasia is up for a Grammy for “I’m His Only Woman,” a duet with fellow Idol alum and BFF Jennifer Hudson.