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Looks like underwear modeling and movies with stuffed animal bears just weren’t fulfilling enough for Mark Wahlberg. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, Marky Mark announced his plans to head back to high school and finally get his diploma.

At age 41, Wahlberg’s set out to prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks. After discussing his stint in jail at 16-years-old, Wahlberg tells Letterman: “They have this new program in Massachusetts where you can actually take the courses online, so I’m starting this month in New Orleans and I’m going to go and get my my high school diploma.”

“Is it different than the GED?” asks Letterman

“Yes, it’s an actual diploma. I’ve got to take up all the courses that I missed,” says Wahlberg. “I’m a little nervous.”

A Dorchester-native, Wahlberg attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street. He quit high school in the ninth grade, saying that he may only have one or two credits that will carry over from high school to this new program.

As if he wasn’t too busy battling terrorists and making reality shows about Boston, Wahlberg expects to complete the courses in about eight months, given his downtime on movie sets.

Good work, Marky Mark. I like a man with a degree. Say hi to your teacher for me, OK?

For more, check out the video of Wahlberg discussing his high school diploma ambitions below: