My old high school's photography program was always film, I think only a year or two ago they started to switch to digital. Before you do anything, ask the teacher of the class what he/she recommends for the students. Some schools require the student to get their own camera, some schools may have enough cameras to loan out to the students when they need them. I think if it was me, I would get either a T2i, or a T4i if you think your daughter will appreciate in the long run the improved processor/AF etc. From what I remember in high school (I never took the photography program, but I remember seeing "expo's" held by the class around the school to display their work) the kit lenses will do just fine. Might as well set her up with the 18-55, 55-250 and maybe throw in the 50 1.8 for fun. If you opted for the T2i, there would be more money left over to set her up with that set of lenses.