Interscholastic sports and activities at Morton High School form part of a diverse co-curricular program. The activities are vital parts of the comprehensive education offerings at our schools. The sound development of the physical capacities of youth complements and enhances the intellectual, emotional, and social development of every young man and woman. These opportunities are useful tools for the achievement of the goals of a comprehensive education.
We encourage student participation in the athletic and activities program and would like to involve as many students as possible in an educationally sound and successful competitive and non-competitive interscholastic experience. High School athletic and activity programs may be a competitive experience, therefore, not all who try out make the team or group, nor do all those who make the team or group receive the same participation opportunities in events. Ultimately, the participation level of individuals is a staff decision.
Morton's dedication to excellence extends to our extra-curricular programs. In this endeavor the Interscholastic Programs serve as one of the extensions of the classroom, attempting to provide experiential learning opportunities and enhancing the learning that occurs within the classroom. All participants, regardless of ability, will be afforded opportunities to develop their work ethic, sense of commitment and social skills.
Morton High Schools offers a comprehensive sports program for young men and women dedicated to developing athletic achievement as an integral part of the student’s overall education. Involvement in the program encourages and builds the student’s self-confidence and esteem, develops leadership and group interaction skills, and fosters a sense of accomplishment. Participation in the program inspires a will to succeed in athletics, in academics, and in life. Sports at Morton are a tradition and an honor. Morton athletes contribute significantly to the school and community through their efforts, hard work, and dedication. An enthusiastic and qualified coaching staff works with the athletes, guiding their interest and abilities in the sport (s) of their choice, and urging academic excellence.
All athletes must be passing 20 hours (4 classes) of classroom work from the previous semester in order to be eligible for athletics, except incoming freshmen.
Current IHSA physical must be on file in the Athletic Director’s office before a student can tryout.
Incoming freshmen must provide the Athletic office with a copy of their school physical for athletic eligibility.
Physicals are good for 13 months and must be renewed by a physician every 13 months.
All forms are available in the athletic office at the East and West campus or at the top of this page under forms.
Morton athletics registration 3 step
Step 1: Get your annual physical exam. Athletes must use the IHSA Physical form that can be found under the "Forms" Section of this page. Physicals are good for 395 days. All freshman athletes can use their school physical if it is dated after May 1. Physical forms must have athlete's and parent's signature.
Morton High School is a member of the West Suburban Conference, which is made up of 14 schools in the western suburbs. There are two divisions in the conference. Morton is in the Gold Division. Other schools in their division include Addison Trail, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale South, Leyden, Proviso East, and Willowbrook. Students at Morton can compete in 26 different sports and on multiple levels for each sport. Through the years, Morton teams have achieved more than their share of league and tournament championships. Individuals have also set numerous records and won All-State and All-Conference honors.