(Golf Digest) – With its Frank Lloyd Wright-like glass and stacked-stone architecture, the $45 million Drew Charter Junior and Senior Academy looks more like a high-end resort than an inner-city school in what was once Atlanta’s worst neighborhood. The front door is just a pitching wedge from the 13th tee of East Lake Golf Club, the home course of Bobby Jones that has hosted the Tour Championship since 2004.

So perhaps it’s fitting that one of the first things you notice upon walking into the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)-certified building are the two new golf trophies on the receptionist’s desk. Both are for second-place finishes in April by the boys and girls teams in the “Area 3 Public Golf” regional championships, sending both teams to next week’s state championships for the first time.

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