The design of the new Vernon Hills High School includes spaces covering a full range of functions from academics, athletics, and performing arts. Some features of this facility include a state-of-the-art science, computer, and applied technology labs, a 600-seat auditorium, 250-seat studio theater, 1,600 seat competition gym, fieldhouse, two auxiliary gyms, swimming pool, learning media center, and a commons area which serves as student dinning as well as a lobby space for theater or gym functions.
Faculty offices are joined to improve interdepartmental communication. This also helps to promote the CATS program which was created to integrate academics into a technology-based applied science format. the concept revolved around a specific team of multi-discipline teachers with a specific number os students working together for the first two years of high school.