What did Beyoncé study? All about singer's educational qualifications

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Beyoncé was already touring the world as a lead singer for Destiny's Child when a quintessential teenager hustled to cross high school and join a top college. The 32-time Grammy winner is one of the most decorated stars of the music industry and has won a plethora of awards and fame.

Besides being an ace singer and songwriter, Queen Bey has tried her hand at other avenues like acting too. The 42-year-old has won several awards for her part in 2006's Dreamland and has also done a lot for the empowerment of impoverished classes, especially people of color. So, did Queen Bey go to college?

Beyoncé never had the chance to go to college but attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Texas and later shifted to Parker Elementary School. Her high schooling was done in the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. However, she switched schools once more to study in her final institution, Alief Elsik High School.


Beyoncé's schooling over the years explained

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Beyoncé's first school was St. Mary's Elementary School in Texas. The Renaissance singer started taking singing and dancing lessons in the school and explored her musical talents for the first time in the institution.

Dance instructor Darlette Johnson was the first person to discover her musical potential when he was humming a song, and little Beyoncé finished it with immaculate accuracy in terms of hitting the notes.

At age seven, the Cowboy Carter singer won a school talent show with her singing prowess against children twice her age by singing John Lennon's Imagine.

In 1990, she switched to Parker Elementary School and joined the school choir. It was there that she truly started focussing on her musical abilities, and people started noticing her potential.

After Elementary School, she went to study at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. Here, she was engrossed in music and performing arts throughout the day before finally switching to Alief Elsik High School. Alief Elsik was her last educational institution before Queen Bey joined Destiny's Child.

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Whether Beyoncé got a high school diploma is still a matter of conjecture. Some sources claim that she got her diploma while in high school while others maintain that she eventually got her GED.


Beyoncé has always dreamed of attending an HBCU

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2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 2 (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella )

Beyoncé expressed a latent desire while doing a voiceover for her Netflix documentary. The singer/songwriter revealed that she wanted to go to an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) institution to get her college degree.

“I grew up in Houston, Texas, visiting Prairie View. We rehearsed at TSU for many years in third ward. And I always dreamed of going to an HBCU. My college was Destiny’s Child.
"My college was traveling around the world and life was my teacher,” explained Queen Bey in So Much Damn Swag (Interlude) [Homecoming Live].

In fact, Queen Bey has always been an advocate of the empowerment of people of color.

In fact, she was the first African-American woman to headline Coachella and brought an entirely black orchestra to her performance. The 42-year-old later revealed that she wanted to portray their 'culture' through her performance.

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